Logical Fallacies
Logical Fallacies / Circular Reasoning

Circular Reasoning

The fallacy of circular logic occurs when the one reasoning begins with a claim they are trying to conclude with.

Example of Circular Reasoning

  • Whatever is less dense than water will float, because such objects won't sink in water.
  • Women should be able to have abortions, so abortion should be legal and easily available.

Note

Alternative Name: Circulus in Demonstrando

This is a common fallacy.