|Overview: Circular Reasoning|
|Definition||A conclusion that is proved with itself.|
|Related Concepts||Circular DefinitionCognitive Biases|
What is Circular Reasoning?
John Spacey, February 10, 2016 updated on January 16, 2017
Circular reasoning is logic that proves a conclusion with itself. For example, the conclusion may be adopted as an assumption or premise. Circular reasoning often produces a logically valid argument and is an example of logic that has no practical meaning. For example, if I'm a genius then I'm a genius. In many cases, circular reasoning takes a complex form that is difficult to detect.
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