Ad hominem

Ad hominem arguments (argumentum ad hominem) are types informal fallacies.

Poisoning the well

Poisoning the well

Reductio ad Hitlerum

Reductio ad Hitlerum, or ‘Playing the Nazi Card’, is a particularly obnoxious variation of the ad hominem arguments. Here the opponent, or their argument, are

Tu quoque

Tu quoque (Latin for “you, too” or “you, also”), or the appeal to hypocrisy.

А у вас негров линчуют (“And you are lynching Negroes”), a standard Soviet propaganda in response  to criticisms of the Soviet viloations of human rights, is an example of Tu quoque argument.


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