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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Es obvio que la condicion de sinceridad se da en la argumentacion ad hominen cuando O y A tienen los mismos acuerdos previos, pero no se requiere necesariamente.
This stresses that methodological progress comes from celebrating critical commentary and open learning, and avoiding the ad hominen and ad institutionem.
Poor editing, sloppy transliteration, and ad hominen attacks on certain authors from the "enemy" camp, especially Watt, add to the chagrin of the reader.