|Overview: Circular Reasoning
A conclusion that is proved with itself.
What is Circular Reasoning?
John Spacey, updated on January 17, 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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