Ad hominem

In this video, Paul Henne (Duke University) describes the ad hominem fallacy, which is an informal fallacy that arises when someone attacks the person making the argument rather than their argument. He also describes the four subtypes of this fallacy.

Assistant Professor at Lake Forest College

I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Lake Forest College. I research causal and moral reasoning, the judgments associated with these reasoning processes, and the moral and political decisions that result from them. I am also the Associate Director of Wireless Philosophy.

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