Definition of Petitio principii

1. Noun. The logical fallacy of assuming the conclusion in the premises; begging the question.

Exact synonyms: Petitio
Generic synonyms: Logical Fallacy



Definition of Petitio principii

1. Noun. (philosophy logic uncountable) The logical fallacy of begging the question. ¹

2. Noun. (philosophy logic countable) A particular argument which commits the fallacy of begging the question; a circular argument. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Petitio principii

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1. A Treatise of Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental by David Hume (1890)
"Here again it is necessary to guard against the notion of this that Locke's obvious petitio principii might be avoided by principii. ..."

2. Works of Thomas Hill Green by Thomas Hill Green (1894)
"Here again it is necessary to guard against the notion |rf 'titi that Locke's obvious petitio principii might be avoided by principii. ..."

3. The Science of Logic: Or, an Analysis of the Laws of Thought by Asa Mahan (1857)
"This error in logic is one form of the so-called petitio principii, ... petitio principii. The proper petitio principii, however, occurs when an inference ..."

4. A System of Logic, Ratiocinative and Inductive: Being a Connected View of by John Stuart Mill (1898)
"petitio principii, as defined by ... In his later editions, Archbishop Whately confines the name of petitio principii " to ..."

5. The Logical Bases of Education by James Welton (1899)
"petitio principii. enquiry aims at reaching is learned from the facts themselves. Observation of facts, then, suggests the kind of problems whose solution ..."

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