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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That's why Donald Trump, a master of the ad hominem attack, is less popular than mosquitoes.
Ad hominem excuses for argument are rife on the Internet, where some writers seem stupid enough to deserve the insults and others are victims of undeserved personal attacks.
Given that fact, there is little more to say of the book than that it should have been titled Ad Hominem Ad Nauseum.
And finally, the ad hominem attack on Pogrebin is completely out of line.
Ad hominem attacks are the masks worn by hollow arguments.
Of course, their arguments usually turn out to be ad hominem nonsense with no data to confirm their assertions.
This case involved the among other things the discussion of the Validity of criminal legislation passed ad hominem and ex post facto, and the Competence of Parliament to pass laws which offend against fundamental principles of justice
There are better and more effective ways to state pro-gun positions than Korwin's ad hominem attacks.
These ad hominem (or in my case ad feminam) attacks mean little.
Ad hominem arguments: In case you don't know the term, an ad hominem argument goes like this: "You said 2 + 2 equals 4.