Pride and the “Reductio ad Hitlerum” Argument – EPIC Radio

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First, I’ll discuss the fallacy of “tu quoque.” The phrase “tu quoque” is from Latin and it means “and you too” or “you also.” A textbook example of this is “It ok that Republicans gerrymander states, Democrats do it too” or, for a more recent example, “Joshua Harris, who wrote books on love is getting divorced. Therefore, it is acceptable to get divorced.” As you can see, this argument does not hold up because what one man does, does not determine the morality of everyone…

This brings me to my next fallacy, the “ad hominem.” This is frequently thrown around by people on both the right and the left. In an “ad hominem” fallacy, one person attacks the character of another person rather than the argument.