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

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 12 17:17:37 EST 2022


1838 _Morning Chronicle_ (London) (Oct. 30) p. 2:

"The complaint we made against _The Post_ on Saturday will equally apply to
the _Herald_ of Monday, viz., that it begs the whole question whether Mr
TURNER'S discourses were doctrinal or moral."

JL

On Wed, Jan 12, 2022 at 5:07 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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.
>>
>> JL
>>
>> *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.
>> >>
>> >>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.
>> >>
>> > They probably do, but just feel guilty about it.
>> >
>> > LH
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