Beg The Question What?

Here is another common fallacy I was wary of for a long time: use of the expression “to beg the question.”
Beg the question is a logical fallacy. Here is an example:
Walkman Cassette Player Is Back! which begs the question…who is going back!?
In this example, the expression to beg the question is being used as if it meant “to raise the question.”
And it doesn’t mean that.
To ‘beg the question’ refers to the logical fallacy of arguing without evidence.
I would rather use ‘raise the question’.
Reference: DailyBlogTips- Can’t we just “raise” the question?


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Poch is a Bookrix author and a freelance writer. He is a frequent contributor to TED Conversations.
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