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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Lorsque la liaison entre la personne et l'acte debouche sur une opposition, l'argument ad personam constitue alors, par l'incompatibilite ainsi avancee, la disqualification de la personne.
En el caso colombiano, encontramos que si bien hay una suerte de convergencia predominante entre una matriz de cultura politica autoritaria y ultraconservadora, por un lado, y el abuso del argumento ad personam, por el otro, el recurso al insulto y al ataque personal no es privativo de los agentes politicos y sociales que comparten dicha matriz, sino que acompana con intensidad variable las funciones estrategicas de legitimacion y deslegitimacion (Chilton & Schaffner, 2000) que despliegan los usuarios/lectores que adscriben a otras matrices de cultura politica que interactuan en el escenario colombiano, las cuales hemos denominado de un modo general--siguiendo a Alvarez, Dagnino y Escobar (2001)--como culturas politicas alternativas, de la protesta y la resistencia.
Desde 2001 se han aprobado 17 leyes y decretos ad personam. La mas reciente fue la Ley Alfano, propuesta por el PDL en julio de 2008, cuando Berlusconi estrenaba su cuarto mandato.
Since 1990, 150 Jean Monnet centres of excellence, 825 Jean Monnet chairs (including ad personam chairs) and about 1,000 Jean Monnet modules have been granted, according to an official from the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) in charge of the programme.
As the newly elected Premier at the start of the new millennium he wasted two years of the nation's time and money to pass a series of laws ad personam to clear himself of charges of various forms of corruption, bribery, the creation and use of black funds, of indirect mafia ties and collusion with illegal Masonic lodges.
Lo hace al asimilar la distincion entre derechos reales (iura in rem) y derechos personales (iura ad personam) al dualismo derecho objetivo/derecho subjetivo.
In this light Goethe's attack on Newton makes some sense, but a faint whiff of hypocrisy still adheres to it, and Stephenson's apologia for the polemic on the grounds that it was rhetorically ad hominem rather than vindictively ad personam is unconvincing.
In addition, Ms Shea Wai-man and Mr Cheung Sing-hung have been appointed on an ad personam basis as an employee member and an employer member of the LAB respectively.
It is available with multiple colour and trim options, including new materials and extensive use of carbon fibre and total personalisation via Lamborghini's Ad Personam personalisation program.
The Huracan can also be customized via 'Ad Personam'; Lamborghini's very own personalisation programme.
These members would be nominated ad personam according to a transparent procedure similar to that used by the ERC Scientific Council.