Talk:ad hominem

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Pronounciation[edit]

How is it pronounced? ad, a sound is like as in a c'a'r, or 'ad'vertisement? —This unsigned comment was added by 88.234.41.171 (talk) at 11:53, 26 December 2007.

Definition #3 is wrong[edit]

From Websters:

  • Main Entry: 1ad ho·mi·nem Listen to the pronunciation of 1ad hominem
  • Pronunciation: \(ˈ)ad-ˈhä-mə-ˌnem, -nəm\
  • Function: adjective
  • Etymology: New Latin, literally, to the person
  • Date: 1598
  1. appealing to feelings or prejudices rather than intellect
  2. marked by or being an attack on an opponent's character rather than by an answer to the contentions made

The wikipedia entry also does not list the third option, nor does dictionary.com, nor my philosophy textbook. I submit that entry #3 in the definition is incorrect. —This unsigned comment was added by 24.218.234.165 (talk) at 22:52, 25 January 2008‎.

  • Yes, you seem to be right. You should remove it and add a ====Derived terms==== section containing *ad hominem attack SemperBlotto 22:57, 25 January 2008 (UTC)