ad hominem

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appealing to personal considerations (rather than to fact or reason)

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Among the topics: a place for informal logic within pragma-dialectics, the pragma-dialectical analysis of the ad hominem fallacy, and gender aspects concerning the concept of strategic maneuvering.
This especially goes for violations of the pragma-dialectical freedom rule, such as the abusive ad hominem fallacy (or the direct personal attack) in which the addressee is portrayed as uninformed, ignorant or even bad or stupid.
While superficially this move looks like an ad hominem fallacy, it is not.
Seen from the perspective of the pragma-dialectical model, not every personal attack is an ad hominem fallacy.
Poisoning the well is often taken in the logic textbooks as a species of ad hominem fallacy (Walton, 2006), but some textbooks characterize it in a broader way as a more general method of forestalling disagreement.