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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Now the big issue is whether the circumstantial ad hominem (or possibly the other forms as well) is the same thing as argument from commitment, or whether they are two different types of argument.
It would appear that it can also be classified as an instance of the circumstantial ad hominem argument.
But is this circumstantial ad hominem argument really the argument that Rogan is putting forward in the impeachment trial?
Some may be inclined to doubt, for example, that Rogan really meant to make a circumstantial ad hominem type of argument.
So Rogan's argument is not really a circumstantial ad hominem after all.
This argument, a "straw man" circumstantial ad hominem argument, as it is used, emphasized a supposed incompatibility between the sovereignty option and a federal election.