Sunday, October 30, 2005
Begging v. Raising
Before it drives me insane, allow me to explain the difference between raising the question and begging the question.
Something raises a question when it brings up an important point that needs clarification or further inquiry.
Begging the question, however, is a specific logical fallacy. Also known as petitio principii, it occurs when the truth of a question is assumed by the premises.
Every time I see this misuse, my little inner grammar fascist has a hissy fit.
posted by hilary at 11:06 AM |
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