Ad Hominem

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Ad Hominem

[Latin, To the person.] A term used in debate to denote an argument made personally against an opponent, instead of against the opponent's argument.

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They would like to thank the Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue (funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada), the European Commission (Jean Monnet Chair Ad Personam held by Amy Verdun), the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC Study Team Grant), and the Quebec Intergovernmental Affairs Secretariat (Research Support Program on Intergovernmental Affairs and Quebec Identity) for their support of this project over the past three years.
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