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  1. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Ad_hominemAd hominem - Wikipedia

    Ad hominem fallacies are considered to be uncivil and do not help create a constructive atmosphere for dialogue to flourish. An ad hominem attack is an attack on the character of the target, who tends to feel the necessity to defend himself or herself from the accusation of being hypocritical. Walton has noted that it is so powerful an argument ...

  2. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Ad_hocAd hoc - Wikipedia

    Ad hoc is a Latin phrase meaning literally 'to this'. In English, it typically signifies a solution for a specific purpose, problem, or task rather than a generalized solution adaptable to collateral instances. (Compare with a priori.) Common examples are ad hoc committees and commissions created at the national or international level for a ...

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