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Month: July 2017

Play the man, not the ball: in defense of the ad hominem attack

When arguing, there are many logical fallacies that can trip us up.  The idealised honest debater tries to avoid all of these traps, while pointing out when their opponent has fallen into one.  When the conversation heats up, one of the most common flawed arguments that get thrown into the mix is the ad hominem attack:  when we stop addressing the…