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Arguing with Friends of Friends on Facebook: Ad Hominems and All

I have these arguments with friends of friends (FoF) on FB. My friends know better. 🙂 I post a typical fairly pessimistic political comment with say three points and some evidence/argument for each. This is what I think is going … Continue reading

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You’re Another: Ad Hominem Arguments as a Substitute for Real Debate

Someone I correspond with on line, recently introduced me to the term ‘Ad Hominem‘ (literally ‘to the man‘): in its definition: ‘Dealing with an opponent by attacking their character instead of answering their arguments.’ And no sooner I had I … Continue reading

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