Begging the Question Examples

Begging the Question

A fallacy is an argument based on unsound reasoning. Begging the question is a fallacy in which a claim is made and accepted to be true, but one must accept the premise to be true for the claim to be true. This is also known as circular reasoning. Essentially, one makes a claim based on evidence that requires one to already accept that the claim is true.

Examples of Begging the Question:

1. Everyone wants the new iPhone because it is the hottest new gadget on the market!

2. God is real because the Bible says so, and the Bible is from God.

3. Killing people is wrong, so the death penalty is wrong.

4. Smoking cigarettes can kill you because cigarettes are deadly.

5. The rights of the criminal are just as important as the rights of the victim. Everyone's rights are equal.

6. Fruits and vegetables are part of a healthy diet. After all, a healthy eating plan includes fruits and vegetables.

7. Student: Why didn't I receive full credit on my essay? Teacher: Because your paper did not meet the requirements for full credit.

8. The greatest thing we can do is to love each other. Love is better than any other emotion.

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