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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Jonas perhaps learned about the argumentum ad hominem from Spinoza.
Trudeau's allusion is an argumentum ad hominem that violates the pragma-dialectical Freedom Rule (van Eemeren & Grootendorst, 2004, pp.
Se incurre en el argumentum ad hominem cuando se tergiversa un argumento valido y se afirma que X es una proposicion falsa porque la persona que la afirmo tiene algun defecto atacable, en lugar de preocuparse de la veracidad de X.
Argumentum ad hominem. Trillanes is most guilty of this sin of namecalling when he called businessman Antonio Tiu a "pathological liar" and Binay "corrupt." Let's not forget that former secretary Angie Reyes chose to kill himself rather than take more verbal abuse from an oaf like Trillanes.
Following a brief introduction to the controversy, I will discuss our current understanding of argumentum ad hominem, particularly Walton's view of dialectical shifts during the course of an argument.
Argumentum ad hominem. The most common defense ploy.
The assumption was that not much care was needed in evaluating individual cases of the argumentum ad hominem, because all instances of it are fallacious.
Secondly, the personal attacks are impelled by the fallacy of argumentum ad hominem which, in the language of the late Dean Francisco Africa, writing in "The Art of Argumentation Debate," is committed "when the disputant befogs the issue, thus evading the arguments of his opponent, and instead directs his attacks at the character, personality or belief of his adversary."

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