Metaphilosophy 19 (1):32–37 (1988)

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David Sanford
Duke University
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This article answers John Biro's "Knowability, Believability, and Begging the Question: a Reply to Sanford" in "Metaphilosophy" 15 (1984). Biro and I agree that of two argument instances with the same form and content, one but not the other can beg the question, depending on other factors. These factors include actual beliefs, or so I maintain (against Biro) with the help of some analysed examples. Brief selections from Archbishop Whatley and J S Mill suggest that they also regard reference to actual beliefs as essential to explaining begging the question.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9973.1988.tb00699.x
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