Rhetorical Device Project
5th Period Group 5
- All men are mortal.
-Socrates is a man.
-Therefore, Socrates is mortal.
-No horned animal is a predator.
-All moose are horned animals.
-Therefore, no moose is a predator.
not true or correct; erroneous: a false statement.
1. Just look at this common example.
“How can you argue your case for vegetarianism when you are enjoying your steak?”
This clearly shows how a person is attacked instead of being addressed for or against his argument.
2. A classic example of ad hominem fallacy is given below:
A: “All murderers are criminals, but a thief isn’t a murderer, and so can’t be a criminal.”
B: “Well, you’re a thief and a criminal, so there goes your argument.”