ad hominem


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

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I'm very tempted to respond in similar language but I have opted to restrain myself, opting not to respond in the same ad hominem used by the UN high commissioner," Roque said Saturday afternoon.
An ad hominem attack reveals little about the recipient but much about the character of the author.
My hope is that a civil response to an ad hominem attack will bring civility back to the litigation arena.
IN HIS AUGUST 2015 (Volume 22, Issue 7) response to my critique of his letter in the previous edition, Michael Czuboka makes ad hominem remarks and alleges that my letter "produced a baffling array of questionable statistics," while proffering his own counter-statistics.
There will always be differences of opinion among thinking people, but vituperation and ad hominem attacks are the enemy of reason.
Ad hominem denigration of the deal's critics is not a worthy or useful line of argument, especially when facing so dangerous an opponent.
Mr Baker frequently resorts to ad hominem, untroubled by the possibility that some who oppose his beloved wind power stations may be greener than he, and maybe even more knowledgeable.
The government also admonishes preachers not to level ad hominem attacks against individuals or criticize the actions of friendly governments.
YK accused him of promoting Assad to the West-- he denies but stays away from the ad hominem attacks.
Apparently, you are too stupid to comprehend the difference between an insult and an ad hominem argument," someone argued.
SCROLL TO THE comments section of just about any post and you'll encounter trolls--those unpleasant folks who reduce every discussion into a series of ad hominem attacks, obscene taunts, and Hitler analogies.
The unfounded, biased, ad hominem attacks are a disservice to the entire church: the bishops, the laity and your readers.
Following specialist training in the UK she was a lecturer in the Department of Medicine, University of Rhodesia, senior lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand and since 1989 at the University of Cape Town (UCT), where she was appointed Ad Hominem Professor.
As for Weiss's promise not to resort to the standard leftist approach of smears, ad hominem, and hearsay, you need only open the book to any page to find it a lie.