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Single Idea 15842

[catalogued under 2. Reason / F. Fallacies / 7. Ad Hominem]

Full Idea

Judicious use of an opponent's assumptions is quite capable of producing a perfectly reasonable ad hominem refutation of the opponent's thesis.

Gist of Idea

An ad hominem refutation is reasonable, if it uses the opponent's assumptions


Verity Harte (Plato on Parts and Wholes [2002], 1.6)

Book Reference

Harte,Verity: 'Plato on Parts and Wholes' [OUP 2002], p.35