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Re: OT fallacies

From: Robert Martin <unclebob_at_objectmentor.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2006 18:47:51 +0200
Message-ID: <2006061118475122503-unclebob@objectmentorcom>


On 2006-06-05 08:57:32 +0200, "x" <x_at_not-exists.org> said:

> 
> "Keith H Duggar" <duggar_at_alum.mit.edu> wrote in message
> news:1149329417.570950.135550_at_u72g2000cwu.googlegroups.com...
> 

>> The phrase "ad hominem" is and always has been short for
>> "argumentum ad hominem". Now argumentum derives from the
>> verb arguo meaning to show, to argue, to prove, to appeal
>> (as to reason) and the noun suffix -mentum. Thus it can
>> mean variously in English a showing, a proof, an appeal,
>> an argument. Now ad is a simple preposition meaning to.
>> Finally hominem is the accusative (required by ad) of the
>> noun homo meaning human. Thus "argumentum ad hominem" is
>> best translated to English in this context as "appeal to
>> the human".
> 

>> In other words, trying to convince or persuade
>> another *by appealing to their human nature*.
>
> How else ? (rhetorical)

Reason? (not rhetorical)

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