Mastering Logical Fallacies

Lesson 42: Introduction

In this section, we cover three fallacies that are related: Begging the Question, Circular Reasoning, and Complex Question Fallacy. Circularity is common, sometimes humorous, and some would argue it is also necessary. But it doesn't have to be fallacious.

By the end of this section, students will learn

  • when circularity is fallacious and when it is not
  • how to counter the "all reasoning is circular" argument
  • how to identify the complex question
  • why the loaded question tricks us
  • the difference between begging the question and raising the question