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dc.creatorSuber, Peter
dc.date2010-03-08T16:04:17Z
dc.date1994
dc.date2010-03-08T16:04:17Z
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-08T13:22:26Z
dc.date.available2012-06-08T13:22:26Z
dc.date.issued2012-06-08
dc.identifierSuber, Peter. 1994. Question-begging under a non-foundational model of argument. Argumentation 8(3): 241-250.
dc.identifier0920-427X
dc.identifier1572-8374
dc.identifierhttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:3715474
dc.identifier.urihttps://repositorio.leon.uia.mx/xmlui/123456789/37041
dc.descriptionI find (as others have found) that question-begging is formally valid but rationally unpersuasive. More precisely, itought to be unpersuasive, although it can often persuade. Despite its formal validity, question-begging fails to establish its conclusion; in this sense it fails under a classical or foundationalist model of argument. But it does link its conclusion to its premises by means of acceptable rules of inference; in this sense it succeeds under a non-classical, non-foundationalist model of argument which is spelled out in the essay. However, even for the latter model question-begging fails to link the conclusion to premises that the unconvinced would find more acceptable than the conclusion. The essay includes reflections on the conditions under which the circularity of mutually supporting claims can avoid question-begging and legitimately be persuasive.
dc.descriptionOther Research Unit
dc.languageen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag
dc.relationdoi:10.1007/BF00711191
dc.relationhttp://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/bq.htm
dc.relationArgumentation
dc.subjectbegging the question
dc.subjectquestion-begging
dc.subjectpetitio principii
dc.subjectcircular reasoning
dc.subjectnon-foundationalism
dc.subjectcoherentism
dc.subjectvouching
dc.subjectphilosophy
dc.subjectlogic
dc.subjectrhetoric
dc.titleQuestion-Begging Under a Non-Foundational Model of Argument
dc.typeJournal Article


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