Essays Tagged: "Ad hominem"

How to win an arguement

an't win. Thelaws of nature are against you. If you are the girl in the relationship, youdon't need advise. It doesn't matter if you are right or wrong you've won.Just act upset or let out a few tears ... ed on theissue at hand. If the quarrel does become heated or moves to a personal level,because your adversary begins to hurl personal insults at you, feel free to doone of the following. You can leave ...

(3 pages) 246 3 4.1 Oct/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

What is Ad Hominen argument?

Ad hominem arguments try to discredit a claim or proposal by attacking its proponents instead of pro ... ttacking its proponents instead of providing a reasoned examination of the proposal itself. Hence, "ad hominem" literally means "against the person." Ad hominem arguments come in at least five varieti ... que, vested interest and circumstantial arguments. In this paper I shall analyse the five different ad hominem arguments and argue that although the majority of ad hominem arguments are fallacious the ...

(6 pages) 260 2 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Fallacy Summary and Application

tter that applies to critical thinking. Fallacies involved in critical thinking come in many forms. Ad hominem, slippery slope, fallacy of division and equivocation are just some of the fallacies that ... g the same approach, a recent quote from Kerry stated "he (Bush) does not have the credibility to lead the world" and "(Bush) barely talked about the realities at all of Iraq" (Bush, Kerry, 2004).The ...

(4 pages) 97 0 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Rush Limbaugh -logic and commonly used fallacies

ment of Rush's speech he refers to the NCEA as "environmentalist wackos" which is a common fallacy made throughout his statement. This is referred to as a tu quoque fallacy, which shows that just beca ... king personal character that is not directly relevant to the issue at hand, this fallacy is know as ad hominem. Rush argues with the study, by first defending American farmers and exploiting th ...

(3 pages) 39 0 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Logical Fallacies

A premise is a statement that is either true or false, that is offered in support of a claim being made, which is the conclusion which is also a sentence that is either true or false. "There are two m ... actually provide the required degree of support for the conclusion, then the argument is a good one.Ad Hominem arguments are fallacies of relevance trying to discredit a claim or proposal by attacking ...

(5 pages) 150 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Fallacy Summary and Application

Anytime a television is turned on, a radio program is listened to, or a debate is being carried out, there will always be an instance of s ... hat fall under both of these categories. The most common of these seems to be a personal attack, or Ad Hominem. Ad Hominem translated literally means "against the man." This argument criticizes ideas ... the man." This argument criticizes ideas and facts by pointing out something about the person who had the idea rather than addressing the idea itself.According to Dr. Michael C. Labossiere, the autho ...

(4 pages) 104 0 4.0 May/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Fallacy Summary and Application Paper: Question Everything (CSS330)

often used in the area of politics: the straw man fallacy, the red herring fallacy, and lastly, the ad hominem fallacy. "The Straw Man fallacy is committed when a person simply ignores an argue ... the accused diverting attention away from the subject at hand. As described most eloquently by Dr. Madsen Pirie (1995), "In logic the red herring is drawn across the trail of an argument. It is so sme ...

(4 pages) 122 0 0.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

MGT350: Critical Thinking and Fallacy Summary

Intellectual Kung-FuIntroductionAll of us have heard, read, and even used logical fallacies in arguing our viewpoints. Actually, some of the best politician ... iticians and philosophers have developed the skills to recognize and use logical fallacies to their advantage. Therefore, it is important as students and citizens that we study and become familiar wit ... cessarily mean the facts are wrong, but the premises do not support the conclusion and eventually leads to an erroneous argument. Fallacies are statements that might sound sensible or on the surface t ...

(3 pages) 181 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Logic: Fallacies

argument buy attacking its author, while others attempt to appeal to certain dispositions of the reader, such as superstitions or mental laziness to coerce the listener into accepting a conclusion. S ... my big brother over here and he's going to beat you up" (Hurley). Here, the arguer attempts to persuade the listener into agreement by threatening him or her with force.Another fallacy of relevance is ...

(5 pages) 37 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Media Bias Essay - How Different Sides Discussed the Alito Senate Confirmation Hearings

cal spectrum, it becomes clear that both heavily left and right wing magazines were biased and used ad hominem (personal attacks) against the other, and that generally "mainstream" press best revealed ... t sometimes twisted facts to present a convincing argument. For example, when citing Alito's past "radical" history, the article stated:The only exception to Alito's big-government activism comes with ...

(3 pages) 37 0 4.0 May/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

MGMT350 Fallacy Summary and Application Paper

The ad hominem fallacy which is also known as attacking the person is the common initiation for mistakes ... n dream of sex and revenge--which isn't that serious, seeing as the entire culture is in a state of adolescent regression. We actually count on them to exhibit the kind of boorish, narcissistic behavi ... behavior we can't do ourselves. But Michael has the misfortune to be stuck back in the limbo of pre-adolescence: pillow fights, hot chocolate with marshmallows--and sleep-overs. A great deal has been ...

(5 pages) 83 0 5.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

Logical Fallacies

ext will examine three logical fallacies: appeal to emotion, post hoc ergo propter hoc (PHEPH), and ad hominem. I will also discuss each fallacy's application to decision making and significance to cr ... pity, is a fallacy where the arguer tries to petition the emotion of the listener rather than persuade them using logic. People tend to react when their emotions become stimulated and the arguer can ...

(4 pages) 100 0 5.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Decision Making: Fallacy Summary and Application

d decision making. The fallacies that will be discussed are:First, Appeal to Pity fallacy, Second, "Ad Hominem" or personal attack fallacy, and third the false alternatives or false dilemma fallacy. T ... d do if you reject it.""Look at that poor homeless kitty. I bet it hasn't eaten in days. You should adopt it."Personal Attack FallacyThe fallacy of a personal attack is committed (Bassham, 2002), "Whe ...

(3 pages) 84 0 3.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Management Planning & Decision Making

Evaluating Logical Fallacies

unpleasant fact. Many logical fallacies are taught to us in our youth, and others are presented in advertisements, politics, and the media. This paper will evaluate three logical fallacies and their ... ribed as "one or more premises and one conclusion" (Labossiere, 1995, 2). A premise is a statement made, either false or true, to support the argument. The two types of arguments are deductive and ind ...

(4 pages) 64 0 5.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Logical Fallacies

rguments a manager may be presented within an organization.A personal attack fallacy, also known as ad hominem, is one that rejects someone's argument by merely attacking the individual personally rat ... she feels that teacher number one does not have a good argument against her. This is an example of ad hominem because teacher number two is attacking teacher number one's character and personal behav ...

(5 pages) 58 0 4.7 Apr/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Ad Hominem, Hasty Generalization, and Non Sequitur Fallacy Summary

o be a useful tool when examining your own arguments. While thereare many fallacies this paper will address only three. The three are Ad Hominem, orAttacking the Person, Hasty Generalization, and Non ... atewith, is when the attacker points out that the person is associated with a group thatmay have an adverse impact on the person, such as pointing out that a candidatereceives campaign contributions f ...

(5 pages) 27 0 4.2 Apr/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

Bias, Rhetorical Devices and Argumentation

s and most of his speech actually, were an attack on Gettys. Probably more than half of the speech made by Kane was personal attack ad hominem of Jim Gettys. It would right to also say there was a goo ... hat he did not have reason to believe he would be elected. The statement, "until a few weeks ago I had no hope of being elected", could also be the rhetorical device known as horse laugh. Horse laugh ...

(3 pages) 30 0 3.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Rhetorical Analysis

ng everyday; whether that be what you wear to school, a speech your classmate just gave, or even an advertisement seen on television or on the Internet. In this essay I will be rhetorically analyzing ... t I have chosen and will discuss how the text uses rhetorical strategies to create an argument. The ad that I chose is about wanting to stop obesity and how it is an enormous problem among young child ...

(8 pages) 2 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Health & Fitness