Thursday, March 10, 2005

Begging the question

John Holbo suggests it's time we stop being so pedantic on the use of "begging the question" and give in to the misuse of it as a substitute for raises or poses the question.

His commenters largely disagree. As one notes, "Never surrender." I think this is one case where it's worth holding the line.


At 6/8/11, 10:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am giving up on all newspapers,
all magazines, all news on TV or radio, all internet news, and all punditry because I have become violently irate over 'begging the question', 'pushback', 'teachable moments', and 'narrative."


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