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Mats Kaarbø

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Eliminating Ad Hominem when Communicating Ideas

An ad hominem, short for argumentum ad hominem, is an attempt to negate the truth of a claim by pointing out a negative characteristic or unrelated belief of the person supporting it.

So, how does one eliminate this kind of disruptive behavior or situations to occur during an intellectual conversation or trying to communicate ideas in general?

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    Sep 26 2012: yes, I admit to being slightly trollish...

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