ab absurdo -> from the absurd

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ab absurdo -> from the absurd

Said of an argument that seeks to prove a statement's validity by pointing out the absurdity of an opponent's position (cf. appeal to ridicule) or that an assertion is false because of its absurdity. Not to be confused with a reductio ad absurdum, which is usually a valid logical argument.

Wikipedia—List of Latin phrases


 

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