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Begging the Question
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0023  Monday, 11 January 2010

From:       Tom Reedy <
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Date:       Saturday, 09 Jan 2010 11:52:01 -0600
Subject:    Begging the Question

John Briggs wrote:

 >William Sutton wrote:
 >
[...]

 >And of course this begs the question
 >
 >That isn't what "to beg the question" means.

Is it time to admit defeat on this and accept that the term has migrated 
to a new meaning, which is "brings up the question?"

I've seen the usage in several academic books lately, so I've given up 
trying to correct it.

Tom Reedy

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