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August 15, 2016

Ad hominem is a Latin phrase that means “against the man.” It is considered a fallacy or error in reasoning because it tries to refute an argument by attacking the person making the argument rather than the argument itself. This is fallacious because an argument’s soundness has no relation to the character of the person making the argument. Kind, sweet people can be wrong, and mean, vicious people can be right....

September 4, 2013

The word fallacy comes from the Latin word fallacia, which could be translated as “deception.” A fallacy is a misleading or unsound argument that can be either accidental or intentional.

To demonstrate five common fallacies, I’d like to propose a deductive argument (if you don't know what a deductive argument is, click ...