- Ad nauseam
Ad nauseam is a
Latinterm used to describe an argumentthat has been continuing " [to the point of] nausea." [ [http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ad%20nauseam ad nauseam - Definitions from Dictionary.com ] ] For example, the phrase, "This topic has been discussed "ad nauseam"; signifies that it has been discussed extensively, and that everyone involved is tired of that discussion. (The phrase is widely misspelled [SERVER/wiki/Special:Search?ns0=1&ns14=1&ns100=1&search=%22ad%20nauseum%22&fulltext=Search "ad nauseum"] .)
This term is defined by the
American Heritage Dictionaryas:
"Argumentum ad nauseam or argument from repetition or argumentum ad infinitum is an argument made repeatedly (possibly by different people) until nobody cares to discuss it anymore. This may sometimes, but not always, be a form of
proof by assertion."
As cognitive bias and logical fallacy
Ad nauseam arguments are logical fallacies that rely upon the repetition of a single argument while ignoring other valid arguments, to counter those other arguments. This tactic relies on the use of intentional
obfuscation, in which other logic and rationality is intentionally ignored in favor of preconceived, and ultimately, subjectivemodes of reasoningand rationality.
List of Latin phrases
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