from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Logic An argument, demonstration, or appeal to reason.
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- n. Used in numerous Latin phrases (and occasionally alone) in the sense of “appeal” or “argument”.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An argument.
Vries, "than that, on the one hand, everything which exists is conceived by or under some attribute or other; that the more reality, therefore, a being or thing has, the more attributes must be assigned to it;" "and conversely," (and this he calls his argumentum palmarium in proof of the existence of God,) "the more attributes I assign to a thing, the more I am forced to conceive it as existing."
First of all, Fake-Latin Name Person, the terms argumentum ad hominem and insult are orthogonal to each other.
Ed Brayton has been trying to enter the phrase argumentum ad labelum into the vocabulary.
The phrase argumentum ad verecundiam literally means the means ‘the argument from modesty’, and it was John Locke who evidently first used this phrase to refer to a kind of error or deceptive tactic that can be used by one person in discussion with another …
In any case, the wire service commits a logical fallacy known as the argumentum ad ignoratiam, or the appeal to ignorance.
This is the fallacy called argumentum ad numeram: the idea that something is true because great numbers believe it.
The argument from silence also called argumentum a silentio in Latin is that the silence of a speaker or writer about X...
You are using a common logical fallacy called argumentum ad populum.
Making up an answer when there is none is called argumentum ad ignorantium.
This is the classic logical fallacy known as argumentum ad populum.
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