Begging the Question Fallacy: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following best describes circular reasoning?

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1. Another way to say someone is begging the question in a philosophical context is to say they are:

2. A fallacy is a:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The logical fallacy of begging the question requires a broad understanding of philosophical terms and concepts, and this quiz and worksheet will test you on your breadth of knowledge. The questions will cover specific definitions and provide examples for you to identify.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will measure your comprehension of:

  • Logical fallacies
  • Formal method of reasoning
  • Philosophical comparisons
  • Identifying examples of begging the question

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will put these skills to the test:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as fallacy and circular reasoning
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about logical reasoning in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about applying logical concepts

Additional Learning

To get a better grasp on this material, spend some time reviewing the lesson called Begging the Question Fallacy: Definition & Examples. These specific objectives are addressed:

  • Understand this particular fallacy
  • Apply concepts about fallacies to examples
  • Discover circular reasoning
  • Identify fallacious begging the question reasoning