Ad Hominem

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teflor the ranger
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Ad Hominem

Postby teflor the ranger » Sun May 13, 2007 8:03 am

Quick Lesson in Logic:

An Ad Hominem argument consists of responding to an argument by attacking the person making the argument in such a way that the argument does not address the substance or subject of the conversation.

Quick Notes:

- Ad Hominem Statements don't invalidate other on-topic arguments.
- Ad Hominem Arguments are only invalid themselves - not any other arguments made on-topic.
- To say that someone's entire position is invalid because they made one ad hominem argument - is an ad hominem argument. (Don't be that guy.)


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Postby ssar » Sun May 13, 2007 10:48 am

Congradulations you just learned the interweb!
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Postby teflor the ranger » Sun May 13, 2007 8:33 pm

Thank you Ssar!
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Postby Birile » Mon May 14, 2007 12:53 pm

:lol: Sounds like Teflor's emphasis on the last bullet was an attempt to defend every argument he's tried to make on this bbs! (a la, "I can make this statement but YOU can't!")
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Postby Yayaril » Mon May 14, 2007 4:32 pm

8)

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Postby Grumdikanikus » Mon May 14, 2007 5:26 pm

Please don't confuse this with


Add Homonym


I mean it sounds the same, but they mean different things.


Grum

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