beg the question
Verb

beg the question

  1. (philosophy, logic, law) To engage in the logical fallacy of begging the question (petitio principii).
  2. To sidestep or fail to address a question.
  3. To raise or prompt a question.
    Three people were hurt in the fire at the warehouse last night, which begs the question: what were they doing there in the first place?
Related terms


This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.004
Offline English dictionary