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Ad Hominem

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Ad Hominem

Ad Hominem is a type of logical fallacy where someone makes a point by attacking the person who said it instead of the point itself. For example, if two people are having an argument about a movie, one person might say the movie was bad and the other person might attack the first person instead of explaining why the movie was good. This kind of argument is not fair and doesn't really help anyone understand why the movie is good or bad.

Ad Hominem, Cognitive Biases, Logical Fallacies, Argumentation

Thomas Lee

Ad Hominem

Ad Hominem is a type of cognitive bias and logical fallacy in which an argument is rejected on the basis of some irrelevant fact or personal attack on the proponent of the argument. This type of fallacy is often used to discredit an opposing argument by attacking the character, motive, or other attribute of the person presenting the argument, rather than attacking the substance of the argument itself. This can be done through direct attack or through insinuation, and it is often used as a false form of evidence. Ad Hominem is often used to avoid engaging with the actual content of an argument, instead diverting attention to the person making the argument.

Ad hominem, logical fallacy, cognitive bias, argument rejection, personal attack, discrediting arguments, false evidence.

Jessica Adams

CITATION : "Jessica Adams. 'Ad Hominem.' Design+Encyclopedia. (Accessed on April 01, 2023)"

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