Re: Understanding the Principles of Argumentation #3

From: David Woodhouse (
Date: Mon Sep 16 2002 - 17:31:07 EST said:
> This is the third in my "Understanding the Principles of
> Argumentation" series. Rusty has obligingly provided us with a fine
> example of an "ad hominem attack":

It is my understanding that the ad hominem fallacy takes the form "you are a
patronising little shit, therefore what you say cannot be true".

Rusty's comment seemed to be only that you were a patronising little shit,
and not that this proved you to be incorrect -- hence it doesn't appear to
be a particularly fine example of 'ad hominem' at all.


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