Critical Thinking: The Fallacy of Begging the Question

15 thoughts on “Critical Thinking: The Fallacy of Begging the Question”

  1. Professor, really cannot thank you enough for the amazing content you share. When most people I know binge on latest tv shows, I enjoy binging on your playlists.
    I've a request – could you add more on this theme and logic? I'm trying to self-study philosophy and logic. The kind of clarity that you bring to topics is very helpful for a layperson like me

  2. Thank you soooo much! You explained it in a way my lecturer couldn’t 😀 love the way it was set out too!

  3. Another under-valued channel. Cats? Their doing great. Fails? You be the judge from your chair, but the videos are high considering view count. Top tens ad nauseam. Learning critical thinking skills? Maybe use WORDS instead of bombs to sway opinion? Im watching the commercial twice for this Mr. Sadler. PRO TIP: play at 1.5 speed.

  4. Example3, The cheaters gonna cheat on you. You know he's going to cheat on you is simply a pointed and logical summation of what has been previously stated. There is no fallacy here.

  5. Thank you for this explanation

    I think now many times, people who use "begging the question" are really talking about RAISING the question.

    My parents used to tell me

    "Go to bed now"

    When. I asked WHY?

    they answered "because we said so".

    Okay. Even as a kid I saw the fallacy in that.

    But then I was a kid.

    I didn't know that my parents had "other" plans 😉

  6. I googled 4 begging the question videos for an explanation, and not until the 5th video did I find one that had an explanation that I grasped (yours)



    Anyway. Thanks for this. This really helps.

  7. Guys, I think we should consider letting Dr.Sadler's commercials run so that he can at least derive a mere drip of income. It's the least we can do to compensate the man for his time and energy!

  8. Good vid as usual only I am having difficulty with the Bad Anti-Capitalist Argument being a "begging the question" fallacy. If you map out the argument fully it has the premises,
    1. Capitalism is a market-based economic system.
    2. A market-based system requires that some people be involved in productive labor.
    3. Productive labor in a market-based economy always entails that goods be produced through appropriating the labor of others unfairly.
    Conclusion: A Capitalist system is exploitative of workers labor.

    Sounds like a good argument unless premises #3 is not true (which was not discussed in the video of course).

  9. OMG THANK YOU AGAIN GREGORY. I just found this channel through your twitter and I love it! Keep up the awesome work! 🙂

  10. good video, do you know of a website which has all the logical fallacies? i thought that wikipedia has them all but then i found another website with more of them that wiki doesnt have, so is there a place i can find them all?

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