an unofficial fallacy wherein proof for the authenticity of a theory is gained from a logical or empirical procedure which already presumes the truth, languages, or viewpoint of that very same theory.

THEORY BEGGING: "The concept of theory begging isn't widely acknowledged in the research community."
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