Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Citations for ad hominem
Contemporary music criticism is a minefield rife with nasty, ad hominem attacks, and the most popular target, in recent years, has been those professing inadequate fealty to pop.
…a third way is to press a man with consequences drawn from his own principles or concessions. This is already known under the name argumentum ad hominem.
Origin of ad hominem
Ad hominem translates literally from Latin as "to the man." It entered English in the late 1500s.