Ad/contra hominem.

Matt D. afn02065 at afn.org
Mon Apr 8 10:03:43 MDT 1996


Chris B. informs us that:

>... I often use ad hominem arguments -
>appealing to people's reason on their own terms. [That is the English
>use of the phrase ad hominem - in American it seems to mean
>personal attack - how odd! wouldn't that be "contra hominem"?]

Huh!  I'll be darned.   Are there any other examples of these sorts of
colloquial divergences?  Not a specifically Marxist question, I guess,
but I am interested...

-- Matt D.



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