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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Where a conclusion has been drawn about the opponent's position or claim, is the ad hominem material introduced in the premises relevant to your appraisal of the position or claim, and are there grounds for believing the material is factually correct?
Where the ad hominem material is relevant, is the conclusion drawn from it appropriate?
It is subtitled How One Philosophizes With a Hammer, and much of it consists of ad hominem attacks on Socrates, Kant, and many of Nietzsche's contemporaries.
He took potshots at WB officials' swift ad hominems that have nothing to do with methodology.
Alarmists have nothing to offer to the debate other than ad hominems and other logical fallacies.
Nevertheless, Tiglao insists that a DAP draft ruling was leaked to me, fantasizes that SWS will do a confidential poll on it, and even has petty ad hominems from anonymous sources.
In a manifestation after Santiago's privilege speech last Wednesday, Enrile only indicated his denial of every crime attributed to him by Santiago by commenting on "her propensity to make unfounded, baseless accusations, her use of ad hominems, personal attacks, personal assaults against innocent people without any proof or iota of evidence to back her up.