45 thoughts on “CRITICAL THINKING – Fallacies: Begging the Question [HD]”

  1. the way this guy is explaining, is totally inappropriate and he needs to go slowly and gradually with easy sentence and, avoid using complex sentences

  2. Strictly speaking, you are actually begging the premise not the question. The colloquial sense in which it's used to mean "it follows that obviously we should ask…" is acceptance through widespread misuse, a very common linguistic phenomenon. Words, phrases, pronunciation, grammar and so forth evolve constantly over time, and context often changes. This happens within people's lifetimes. Bear in mind the example of the word "nice". It's meant several things over many years, partially due to its adaptability, especially to sarcasm. In cases like this you often find that a word or phrase winds up used not just in a different way but in the totally opposite way. To Shakespeare, a "nice" person wasn't what we'd regard as "nice" at all.

  3. The explanation of this fallacy can be way way way more simple and clear. It seems like he's trying to provide the most accurate definition of the fallacy. But if he's trying to explain it, he's taking a terrible approach. If you can't explain something simply then 1) you don't understand it well enough or 2) You just want to appear sophisticated and intelligent.

  4. If you can't simplify and clearly explain a subject then you don't fully understand it yourself. This is the case of this video narrator.

  5. This video is pointless… he's talking way too fast and didn't explain anything! All of the other videos were effective except this one. Please redo this video with someone who slows down and doesn't mumble!

  6. Well done. Very clear. I love how the animated text reinforces the lesson.
    –Retired systems engineer

  7. mmm like the fossil record tree of life fabrication . look its like a branching tree !……… cos you fucking put it in that configuration dumbass .

  8. Whats another example of the tug match? Its too abstract for me. I thought you were allowed to use a premise to support a conclusion? Team B crossed the line so team A did win, I see no fallacy

  9. Don’t axioms in mathematics beg the question?

    Does this give us grounds for criticizing mathematics as circular?

    Axioms only allow mathematics to ‘prove’ what it wants to prove, and the criteria for being something that is desirable to prove is that it seems intuitively true to mathematicians.

    As such, do they not just beg the question in order to get their way and claim that only the things they find intuitively true are actually true?

  10. This is much more complicated than it needs to be. Begging the question is a fallacy most people will have intuitively recognised in situations in their lives before:
    A.'The world was created in seven days',
    B. 'How do you know that?'
    A. 'Because it says so in the bible'
    B. 'But how do you know you can trust what it says in the bible?'
    A. 'Because the bible is the word of god.'

  11. The name of this fallacy is a horrible mistranslation from Latin.

    "Claiming that which is in question" is far more suitable.

  12. bro you made an easy concept more difficult, and I can barely recognize what are you saying, literally

  13. no concrete examples -> make no senses to laymen.

    just "what" are you talking about, can you be more specific

  14. This was not helpful, because it was way too fast and it used unnecessarily sophisticated terms and concepts.

  15. Please speak more slowly, use more examples and also try introducing ideas using the technical philosophical term but then also saying it in more laymen terms to clarify and ensure comprehension….

  16. I am NOT going to post the following on Khan Academy because it's not educationally helpful for most people.

    I know where the issue lies in this narrator.

    We're getting caught with his race or ethnicity being different from most of our race or ethnicity. There, I said it. Now get over it, and do your best to learn what this man is teaching. He has just as much to teach you as anyone else. Calm down, and re-run the video if you don't understand what he's saying.

  17. The narrator's articulation is terrible, barely intelligible for a non-native speaker of English like me, which is a pity since the point of this series is far from being a listening drill.
    I'd suggest you should try to record it again, making sure you articulate your sounds more clearly and slowly.
    The way it is, this video is daunting and unusable, at least for me.

  18. you're a good philosopher but your explanation was a little confusing. I didn't even start to get it till the end of the video. Also don't write so small next time please.

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