Three Real Examples of Ad Hominem Attacks

By Lee Raye, Tutor, ADL Online Education on May 9, 2016 in Study Tips | comments

“Any argument which does not provide evidence is invalid”. 

This is the general rule we teach at the Academy for Distance Learning. However, there are some infamous argument types which, even when they do give evidence, are still not accepted. One of the worst contenders is the ad hominem attack. 

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