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Is it a "shifting of the burden of proof" if I show evidence in favor of a position, and ask the audience to debate that evidence if they disagree?

As far as I know, the "fallacy of shifting the burden of proof" is to refuse to show any evidence for my position, demanding the opponent to show evidence against my position, and claiming ...
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What is a philosophical proposition?

There seems to be confusion on this exchange as to what constitutes a proposition in philosophy. This seems to extend to the burden of proof. The classical burden of proof is "onus probandi ...
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Do negative assertions require proof?

A negative proposition is a proposition which asserts what something is not. A negative claimant is someone who makes a negative proposition. The "burden of proof" is commonly said to be ...
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