Appeal to hate
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Logic and rhetoric
Not to be confused with ad iram, which accuses someone of being angry and thus untrustworthy.
All poisoning the well is an appeal to hate.
- argumentum ad odium
- appeal to spite
If overlaying some text on a dead body:
- P1: X is asserted in the context of maddening situation Y.
- P2: (unstated) Anything asserted in a maddening context is true.
- C1: X is true.
If the listener hates the speaker:
- P1: X is asserted by a maddening person Y.
- P2: (unstated) Anything asserted by a maddening person is false.
- C1: X is false.
Just because something makes you mad does not mean that it is more or less true.
- Don't listen to him, he's a [slur].
- Prior to meeting someone, you are told that they always try to get money from acquaintances. When you meet, everything you hear is tainted.
- Galileo claims that the Earth revolves around the Sun. But remember, he's heretic scum. Can you trust a man like that?
- Why shouldn't prisoners be forced to do hard labor? Prisons are full of scumbags!
- How could you believe in God? He's such a horrible tyrant!
- See the Wikipedia article on Appeal to spite.
- Fallacy: Appeal to Spite, Nizkor Project
- Appeal to Spite, ESGS