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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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 247 Total Answer Attempts   20%
 49 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 198 Incorrectly Un/Popped

Most Common Responses

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

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This is inappropriate and disgusting.
Please, remove this sexual nonsense.

5.19.21 14:46 by calqlus
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A glitch? Hack?
This one made no sense. I think this section was hacked because the text I could see was "What to cum" ? And I do not know how Ad Hominem was the most selected. Was my version hacked?

5.3.21 19:41 by deadflynn
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