Critical Thinking: Chapter 7. More Fallacies. The Ad Hominem Fallacy. The ad hominem fallacy rests on a confusion between the qualities of the person making a claim and the qualities of the claim itself. It is a rhetorical device that attacks the arguer instead of the argument.
Critical Thinking: Chapter 7
A proposal made by an oddball is an oddball’s proposal, but it does not follow that it is an oddball proposal.