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Michael Huemer

It is not the case that whenever an argument deploys a premise that directly and obviously contradicts an opponent’s position, the argument begs the question. Still less is it true that whenever a consistent opponent would reject at least one of an argument’s premises, the argument begs the question.

Michael Huemer, Ethical Intuitionism, Basingstoke, Hampshire, 2005, p. 69