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begging the question

Spanish translation: razonamiento circular / ser una petición de principio

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English term or phrase:begging the question
Spanish translation:razonamiento circular / ser una petición de principio
Entered by: Karina Pelech
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18:21 May 29, 2002
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: begging the question
The latter becomes what the ancients called the petitio principii; we name it begging the question.
mgort
Local time: 23:38
razonamiento circular
Explanation:
"Petición de principio. Esta falacia se conoce con una expresión muy esclarecedora en inglés: “begging the question.” Se trata de un razonamiento circular mediante el cual la conclusión ya aparece expresada en las premisas."
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GoodWords
Mexico
Local time: 16:38
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¡Genial! Muchas gracias.
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5 +7razonamiento circular
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14 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +7
razonamiento circular


Explanation:
"Petición de principio. Esta falacia se conoce con una expresión muy esclarecedora en inglés: “begging the question.” Se trata de un razonamiento circular mediante el cual la conclusión ya aparece expresada en las premisas."


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GoodWords
Mexico
Local time: 16:38
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1947
Grading comment
¡Genial! Muchas gracias.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Bill Greendyk: Nice!
6 mins

agree  Dammel: Sí, según Webster's: beg the question, to assume the truth of the very point raised in a question.
23 mins

agree  Egmont
25 mins

agree  Guillermina Canale
1 hr

agree  Claudia Andreani
4 hrs

agree  Ramón Solá
8 hrs

agree  xxxJon Zuber: Also used in the extended sense of assuming any unproven proposition, and constantly misused to mean "to raise the question".
20 hrs
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