Lavrentivs wrote:I’m wondering whether the phrase . . . involves some kind of rhetorical figure of speech.
Begging the question, like many logical fallacies, is an effective rhetorical device when not caught.
Otherwise, I do not understand the question.
This "he" mentioned is reasoning from a baseless assumption which was questioned in the Critique. Either that, or the incorrect usage is intended, which would mean that he, through his actions (rather than words), raises a question which has already come up.