Re: Ad hominem? I think not.

From: scerir (
Date: Wed Nov 21 2001 - 10:33:56 MST

> Do you know the definition of the words "Ad hominem"?

"Argumentum ad hominem"

The person presenting an argument is attacked instead
of the argument itself. There are three major forms:

- ad hominem (abusive): instead of attacking an assertion,
the argument attacks the person who made the assertion.

- ad hominem (circumstantial): instead of attacking an assertion
the author points to the relationship between the person making
the assertion and the person's circumstances.

- ad hominem ("tu quoque"): this form of attack on the person notes
that a person does not practise what he preaches.

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