On question-begging and analytic content

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Authors
Zuma Samuel
Metropolitan State University
Samuel Elgin
University of California, San Diego
Abstract
Among contemporary philosophers, there is widespread consensus that begging the question is a grave argumentative flaw. However, there is presently no satisfactory analysis of what this flaw consists of. Here, I defend a notion of question-begging in terms of analyticity. In particular, I argue that an argument begs the question just in case its conclusion is an analytic part of the conjunction of its premises.
Keywords Question-Begging  Analyticity  Methodology
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DOI 10.1007/s11229-017-1669-4
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