How to use Ad hominem in a sentence
If the case against global warming skeptics is so strong, why is it necessary to indulge in ad hominem attacks and smears?
Indeed accusing someone falsely of an ad hominem approach to debate is itself an ad hominem argument.
To meet this view Butler does not content himself, as is sometimes carelessly supposed, with insisting on the natural claim to authority of the conscience which his opponent repudiated as artificial; he adds a subtle and effective argument ad hominem.
He quotes it for a purpose, in an argument ad hominem.
The fallacy argumentum ad hominem (abusive) supported by unsubstantiated assertions.Advertisement
These distinctions, he insists, have an objective reality, The cognizable by reason no less than the relations of Cambridge space or number; and he endeavours to refute moralists, Hobbism - which he treats as a " novantique philo- C d sophy," a mere revival of the relativism of Protagoras - chiefly by the following argumentum ad hominem.
You cannot beat a good argumentum ad hominem now, can you?