Logical  Fallacy: a error in reasoning
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Donald Trump: "Crooked Hillary Clinton is spending a fortune on ads against me. I am the one person she doesn't want to run against. Will be such fun!"
Ad Hominem
AKA Ad Hominem Abusive, Personal Attack

Category: Fallacies of Relevance (Red Herrings) → Ad hominems (Genetic Fallacies)

Translated from Latin to English, "ad Hominem" means "against the man" or "against the person."

An ad Hominem is a general category of fallacies in which a claim or argument is rejected on the basis of some irrelevant fact about the author of or the person presenting the claim or argument. Typically, this fallacy involves two steps. First, an attack against the character of person making the claim, her circumstances, or her actions is made (or the character, circumstances, or actions of the person reporting the claim). Second, this attack is taken to be evidence against the claim or argument the person in question is making (or presenting). This type of "argument" has the following form:

  1. Person A makes claim X.
  2. Person B makes an attack on person A.
  3. Therefore A's claim is false.
The reason why an ad Hominem (of any kind) is a fallacy is that the character, circumstances, or actions of a person do not (in most cases) have a bearing on the truth or falsity of the claim being made (or the quality of the argument being made).

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 234 Total Answer Attempts   27%
 64 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 170 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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Most Common Responses

64 - Ad Hominem
20 - Personal Attack
15 - Appeal to Ridicule
10 - Poisoning the Well
10 - Appeal to Fear
10 - Fallacy of Composition
10 - Post Hoc
9 - Appeal to Spite
8 - Appeal to Authority
7 - Circumstantial Ad Hominem
6 - False Dilemma
5 - Confusing Cause and Effect
5 - Appeal to Flattery
4 - Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief
4 - Special Pleading
4 - Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
4 - Misleading Vividness
3 - Appeal to Popularity
3 - Relativist Fallacy
3 - Hasty Generalization
3 - Appeal to Emotion
3 - Appeal to Novelty
3 - Appeal to Pity
2 - Middle Ground
2 - Appeal to Belief
2 - Slippery Slope
2 - Gambler's Fallacy
2 - Appeal to Common Practice
2 - Peer Pressure
2 - Red Herring
2 - Biased Generalization
2 - Guilt by Association
1 - Ignoring a Common Cause
1 - Burden of Proof
1 - Begging the Question

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