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SubjectRe: Understanding the Principles of Argumentation #3

Can you PLEASE discuss that in PRIVATE?

Thanks in advice.

On Mon, 16 Sep 2002, Daniel Phillips wrote:

> This is the third in my "Understanding the Principles of Argumentation"
> series. Rusty has obligingly provided us with a fine example of an "ad
> hominem attack":
>
> On Monday 16 September 2002 04:17, Rusty Russell wrote:
> > > Don't forget that the Unix way has traditionally been to use the
> > > simplest interface that will do the job; if you propose a fat
> > > interface you need to prove that the thin one cannot do the job.
> >
> > Gee, really? You're so clever!
> >
> > You patronising little shit,
>
> An ad hominem attack is a logical fallacy where the arguer attacks the
> person, rather than the issue:
>
> http://home.mcn.net/~montanabw/fallacies.html
>
>

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Robinson Maureira Castillo
Asesor DAI
INACAP

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