Logical  Fallacy: a error in reasoning
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Don’t listen to Eddie's arguments on education, he's an idiot.
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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 1,138 Total Answer Attempts   68%
 769 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 369 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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Most Common Responses

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

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