ad hominem fallacy

ad hominem | ædˈhɒm.ɪ.nəm | adjective

  • In the ad hominem fallacy, the arguer rejects the proponent’s argument on the basis of critical remarks against the proponent rather than against the proponent’s argument.

Sleepy Joe Biden is one of Trump’s favourite slurrs against Joe Biden but has nothing to do with Biden’s performance. This could also be a straw person attack. Let me know what you think!

Source: Reason in the Balance: an inquiry approach to critical thinking.


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