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Ad Hominem Argument

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  1. [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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Google previewKnowledge As Design (2013)

by David N. Perkins

Ad hominem argument means impugning another's argument unfairly by ...

Google previewComposing to Communicate: a Student's Guide, 2016 MLA Update (2017)

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 ...

Google previewFowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2015)

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; ...

Google previewDictionary of philosophical terms (1997)

by Elmar Waibl

argumentum ad hominem n ' ad hominem argument (lan, log) < argumentum ad personam argumentum ad ignorantlam n ' nt, argument from ignorance ...

Google previewDictionary Of Philosophy

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 , ...

Google previewDictionary of Atheism, Skepticism, and Humanism

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 ...

Google previewThe Philosopher's Dictionary - Third Edition (2002)

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.

Google previewComprehensive Dictionary of Education (2008)

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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