Begging the question

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Wed Jan 4 13:38:36 PST 2006

Davdi Silverrock wrote:

>I am in favor of dropping the phrase entirely, since it is on the one
>hand misused, and on the other, misunderstood.  Say "X raises the
>question" for the common usage, and "your argument assumes its own
>conclusions" for the "proper" usage.
But that would be communicating clearly!