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Argumentum ad hominem is a logical fallacy in which someone attacks the agent presenting the argument rather than the argument itself. It is considered a fallacy of relevance and an informal fallacy. It is a subset of the genetic fallacy. Arguments that commit this fallacy often commit the assocation fallacy.

SubfallaciesEdit

Abusive ad hominem The abusive ad hominem is a logical fallacy that occurs when someone insults the agent presenting the argument rather than the argument itself.

Circumstantial ad hominemEdit

The Circumstantial ad hominem is a logical fallacy that occurs when someone attacks the personal circumstances of the agent that presents the argument rather than the argument itself.

Argumentum ad feminamEdit

Argumentum ad feminam is a logical fallacy that occurs when someone argues that an argument is false because the argument was presented by a female.

Tu quoqueEdit

The Tu quoque argument is a logical fallacy. It is when someone says that an argument is false on the basis of perceived hypocrisy.