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Unformatted text preview: 2. I am nearly 20. Therefore, if I wanted, I could get married because he was married at the same age. Is a fallacy committed? Yes, the fallacy of Tu Quoque Ad Hominem fallacy. Because Dad was married at the age of 20, I used the “you too” argument, which is a fallacy. Just because he did something would not give me the right to do the same thing. How would Dad respond? Dad would respond by saying, “Just because I got married young, does not mean that it is the smart choice to make. I am only trying to help you, so that you will be mature when you get married so it might last.” Is the response adequate? Yes, because it is true. Dad would only be trying to help me and give wisdom based on his own previous mistakes, therefore, I should listen to what he is saying and not get married based only on the fact that he got married young....
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- Spring '11
- Philosophy, Ad hominem, Tu quoque, ad hominem fallacy