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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 Berita Demokrasi

June 9, 2011 at 8:58 am

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Good Faith Collaboration

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so, there is a book about wikipedia culture titled Good Faith Collaboration, written by Joseph Reager.

Wikipedia‘s style of collaborative production has been lauded, lambasted, and satirized. Despite unease over its implications for the character (and quality) of knowledge, Wikipedia has brought us closer than ever to a realization of the century-old pursuit of a universal encyclopedia. Good Faith Collaboration: The Culture of Wikipedia is a rich ethnographic portrayal of Wikipedia’s historical roots, collaborative culture, and much debated legacy.

so, wikipedia now is a culture. Reager said, it is a culture of collaboration.

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Written by Berita Demokrasi

December 18, 2010 at 6:32 pm

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