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Then there's "res ipsa loquitur", the thing speaks for itself.
Following Kant, it is also sometimes called an analytic proposition.
A circular argument is one where the conclusion is also one of the premises: Good websites are the ones that are effectively designed. In other words, in premise / conclusion form: If a website is effectively designed, then it is good. This is essentially defining good to be equivalent of effective, therefore the conclusion is the premise. ...
This looks like a type of fallacy or syllogism. And specifically enthymeme. (Logic) an incomplete syllogism, in which one or more premises are unexpressed as their truth is considered to be self-evident From the book "Enthymeme" by Jesse Russell: In a broader usage, the term enthymeme is sometimes used to describe an incomplete argument of forms ...
Axiomatic is another fine choice here. It means self-evident and beyond requiring proof. Link to dictionary definition.
I would say that the argument is irrefutable. Indisputable has the same connotation. And a word that I would actually use to describe your example phrases and not so much the question is cliché.
I would say those are near-tautologies, and certainly truisms.
If they meant it, then yes. Most often (and slightly more on topic for this site, since it does actually relate to the use of the English language), it's not a fallacy, but a rhetorical technique. If I reason from the grammatical error, then (barring some cases where e.g. the person is claiming to be speaking from expert knowledge of grammar) that is likely ...
This seems as least similar to the continuum fallacy The fallacy causes one to erroneously reject a vague claim simply because it is not as precise as one would like it to be. Vagueness alone does not necessarily imply invalidity. It also could be characterized as a fallacy of misdirection or a red herring Attempting to redirect the argument to ...
When you focus on an object, you make it the center of your attention—and in my experience, few writers are tempted to describe this action as "focusing around" the object. But in the case of "centering" rather than "focusing," many writers and speakers opt for "centering around" in preference to "centering on," even though a similar kind of specific ...
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