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What is Ad Hominem?

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I don’t know what “ad hominem” means. So I did some online research. Again, Wikipedia become my saviour. They added the the phrase on their database. But, I just fascinated by the meaning because ad hominem is simply means logical fallacy.

An ad hominem (Latin: "to the man"), short for argumentum ad hominem, is an attempt to link the truth of a claim to a negative characteristic or belief of the person advocating it.[1] The ad hominem is normally described as a logical fallacy,[2] but it is not always fallacious; in some instances, questions of personal conduct, character, motives, etc., are legitimate and relevant to the issue.[3]

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Written by ardinusw

June 9, 2011 at 8:58 am

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