what does "pre-supposes what it sets out to prove" mean?

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flash21
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what does "pre-supposes what it sets out to prove" mean?

Postby flash21 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:17 pm

does this mean it make an assumption based on what it is trying to prove? I am not really sure. Can someone clarify?

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Re: what does "pre-supposes what it sets out to prove" mean?

Postby magickware » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:20 pm

IIRC, it refers to circular reasoning.

The author claims something and uses that very something to support said something.

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Re: what does "pre-supposes what it sets out to prove" mean?

Postby Sourrudedude » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:27 pm

magickware wrote:IIRC, it refers to circular reasoning.

The author claims something and uses that very something to support said something.

Yup

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Re: what does "pre-supposes what it sets out to prove" mean?

Postby Clearly » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:32 pm

By the way, this answer is in the majority of flaw choices, but has only been the CR a few times. If you think this is the right answer, you better be damn sure of why.

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Re: what does "pre-supposes what it sets out to prove" mean?

Postby Sourrudedude » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:43 pm

Clearlynotstefan wrote:By the way, this answer is in the majority of flaw choices, but has only been the CR a few times. If you think this is the right answer, you better be damn sure of why.

I don't have any stats to back this up, but it seems like the complicated answer choices are never correct.

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Re: what does "pre-supposes what it sets out to prove" mean?

Postby bombaysippin » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:00 pm

Sourrudedude wrote:
Clearlynotstefan wrote:By the way, this answer is in the majority of flaw choices, but has only been the CR a few times. If you think this is the right answer, you better be damn sure of why.

I don't have any stats to back this up, but it seems like the complicated answer choices are never correct.


Never say never lol.

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Re: what does "pre-supposes what it sets out to prove" mean?

Postby flash21 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:37 pm

well i saw it as an answer choice and i figured i better know what it means

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Re: what does "pre-supposes what it sets out to prove" mean?

Postby Happy Gilmore » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:43 pm

Good luck with the rest of your studies

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Re: what does "pre-supposes what it sets out to prove" mean?

Postby bp shinners » Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:38 pm

Before you pick this answer choice, you'll need to underline two sentences in the stimulus that say the EXACT same thing (one a premise, the other the conclusion). If you can't find two statements that say the exact same thing, don't pick this answer choice.

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Re: what does "pre-supposes what it sets out to prove" mean?

Postby homestyle28 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:41 pm

it looks like this:

Presupposition: TLS is full of neurotic future lawyers who are an embarrassment to the profession.
Argument: This thread on TLS is full of neurotic future lawyers who are an embarrassment to the profession.
Conclusion: TLS is full of neurotic future lawyers who are an embarrassment to the profession.

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Postby Sourrudedude » Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:57 pm

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