Begging the Question: A Case Study [Book Review]

Argumentation 17 (1):1-19 (2003)

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Juho Ritola
University of Turku
Abstract
The essay starts by presenting two accounts of begging the question, John Biro's epistemic account and David Sanford's doxastic account. After briefly comparing these accounts, the essay will study an argument suspected of begging the question and subsequently apply the epistemic and doxastic accounts to this test case. It is found that the accounts of Biro and Sanford do not analyse the test case adequately, therefore a new account is developed using the idea of a knowledge-base
Keywords Argument reconstruction  begging the question  Biro  knowledge-base  neutrality policy  Sanford
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DOI 10.1023/A:1022908405402
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