PSA: “It Begs the Question…”

PSA: Please stop misusing “it begs the question.” I see this mistake all the time from otherwise educated people, writing big articles for the NYT, The Atlantic, and other major outlets. What they mean is “the question arises.” Question begging refers to a specific logical fallacy, i.e., assuming the conclusion of your argument in the argument itself. Look it up.

PSA: Please stop misusing "it begs the question." I see this mistake all the time from otherwise educated people,…

Posted by Daniel Haqiqatjou on Monday, June 15, 2015

 

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