Ad Hominem Argument
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Definition of the noun Ad Hominem Argument
What does Ad Hominem Argument mean as a name of something?
- [logic] A type of fallacious argument in which the attempt is made to refute a theory or belief by discrediting the person(s) who advocate that theory or belief.
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Knowledge As Design (2013)
by David N. Perkins
Ad hominem argument means impugning another's argument unfairly by ...
by Robert Saba
An ad hominem argument is a personal attack—“against the man” rather than the view or position that the “man” supports. For example, the documentary movie An Inconvenient Truth features former Vice President Al Gore making a case ...
by Henry Watson Fowler, Jeremy Butterfield
'an ad hominem argument'. Other types of argument include argumentum ad crumenam (purse), one touching the hearer's pocket; ...
by Elmar Waibl
argumentum ad hominem n ' ad hominem argument (lan, log) < argumentum ad personam argumentum ad ignorantlam n ' nt, argument from ignorance ...
See ad hominem argument. argumentum ad ignorantiam. (Latin for: argument appealing to ignorance.) The label, introduced by *Locke (Essay IV (xvii) 20), for the move of those who “require the adversary to admit what they allege as a proof , ...
by Bill Cooke
AD HOMINEM ARGUMENT. A very common and completely unacceptable form of argument which involves criticizing one's opponent rather than the argument one's opponent is putting forward. Strictly speaking, the ...
by Robert M. Martin
One form of this is the AD HOMINEM argument. genius, evil See EvIL GENIUs. genus / species For philosophers, not just biological hierarchical divisions, but divisions anywhere.
by Maqbool Ahmad
Circumstantial ad hominem argument. An informal fallacy in which the ad hominem attack against the opponent is based upon special circumstances associated with that person. Circumvallate paplillae. The structures toward the back of the ...
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Ad hominem argument Meaning
Video shows what ad hominem argument means. A type of fallacious argument in which the attempt is made to refute a theory or belief by discrediting the ...