Talk:Pro hominem

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Shouldn't this be "pro homine" and not "pro hominem"? ("pro" and "ad" don't take the same case in Latin.) Google the two phrases to confirm or see e.g. "Pro hominem" seems to be formed by analogy to "ad hominem" by some people, but is used much less commonly, and would appear to be an error. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:56, 23 August 2010 (UTC)


The Latin of this is dodgy, and I don't see any reliable sources for it. The equivalent in English simply is an appeal to authority. This article is therefore redundant. Unless anyone objects, I'll turn the article into a redirect to appeal to authority and remove it from the navbox. Thoughts? —Tom Morris (talk) 19:28, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

I agree, this is exactly the same as an appeal to authority, except this one has no citations. ScienceApe (talk) 02:57, 14 December 2013 (UTC)
How is this the same as an appeal to authority? Example: "She is so pretty, therefore she is right" is a pro homine but not ab auctoritate, is it?--StojadinovicP (talk) 15:06, 16 December 2013 (UTC)
I would say that the translation for "pro homine" is "argument for the man/person", or an exact opposite of "ad hominem" ("to the man/person").--StojadinovicP (talk) 15:08, 16 December 2013 (UTC)