[Ads-l] It begs the question: is it just me?

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 12 17:07:38 EST 2022


1905 _St. Louis Republic_ (Jan. 4) 8: With reference to the act of
recognition, the President begs the question of whether or not Panama by
its own uninfluenced action established a complete independence.

JL

On Sun, Jun 1, 2008 at 11:41 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at yahoo.com>
wrote:

> Nothing.  But you can't fight regress.
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> JL
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> *Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>>* wrote:
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> What was wrong with, "That raises the question"?
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> -Wilson
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> On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 12:17 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
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> > At 11:31 AM -0400 5/30/08, David Donnell wrote:
> >>Whenever I hear someone use the phrase "begs the question" followed
> >>by a question, I instantly assume the speaker never took a class in
> >>logic...
> >>
> >>Someone tell me I'm wrong.
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> >>Not being clever--don't mean to proscribe such usage--just curious if
> >>anyone (or how many) who studied logical fallacies ever uses the
> >>phrase in the 'non-logic' sense.
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> > They probably do, but just feel guilty about it.
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> > LH
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