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A Petitio Principii, also known as Begging the Question, is an informal logical fallacy that occurs when an argument assumes the truth of the conclusion in it's premises. In other words, the conclusion is logically equivalent to at least one of the premises of the argument. It is a form of Circular Reasoning

ExamplesEdit

  • A; B; C; Therefore, B.
  • A. Therefore, A.

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