ad hominem

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

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But the ad hominen attacks have deeply wounded him, his wife, two daughters and four grandsons who must relate to their Jewish friends and colleagues under a cloud of McCarthyite slander.
While theologians in the Netherlands and, eventually, across Europe reviled the work as, for instance, "defecated erudition and [a] masticated critique," Leibniz was among the few who saw in it a considerable threat to the theology of the day, and was determined to respond with intellectual rather than ad hominen refutation.
He then concludes the review (which is actually not of anything by Pelliot but is on Rene Grousset's Histoire de l 'Extreme-Orient) with the following sarcastic ad hominen allusion to Pelliot's reputed skill as a boxer: "Eine solche Sinologie ohne Chinesische wurde von Prof, de Groot treffend Asinologie gennant.
Pero el problema fundamental es que la misma campana electoral se situo en un terreno muy alejado de la discusion programatica, y se centro en las devaluaciones personales, en los ataques ad hominen, y en la participacion abierta de organizaciones de todo tipo, por ejemplo empresariales.
The editors provide ad hominen political rants of their own--inappropriate in a Reader.