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AD Hominem Arguments

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Douglas WaltonProfessor of Philosophy, University of Winnipeg, Canada

ISBN13: 9780817309220
ISBN: 0817309225
Published: June 2000
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Format: Hardback
Price: £37.95

Examines the ""argumentum ad hominem"", the method of attacking a person's policies by attacking their character. Walton discusses how to analyze and evaluate cases of ""ad hominem"" arguments, and divides these into five subtypes: abusive; circumstantial; bias; ""poisoning the well""; and ""tu quoque"".

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