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.
ARGUMENT, a word meaning "proof," "evidence," corresponding in English to the Latin word argumentum, from which it is derived; the originating Latin verb arguere, to make clear, from which comes the English "argue," is from a root meaning bright, appearing in Greek ap-yin, white.
24; Cicero, Pro Sestio, 54, fragments of Pro Scauro, numerous references in the Letters; Asconius, Argumentum in Scaurum.
You cannot beat a good argumentum ad hominem now, can you?
argumentum ad hominem now, can you?
argumentum ad numerum " The vast majority of cyclists I know believe that helmets are worthless, so they must be worthless.
argumentum ad populum, that a proposition is true because it is popular.
The fallacy argumentum ad hominem (abusive) supported by unsubstantiated assertions.
argumentum ad baculum: Something we see throughout the T4G Statement.
More particularly "argument" means a synopsis of the contents of a book, the outline of a novel, play, &c. In logic it is used for the middle term in a syllogism, and for many species of fallacies, such as the argumentum ad hominem, ad baculum, &c. '(see' Fallacy).
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