misericordiam argumentum ad

<ethics, moral philosophy> literally, an appeal to "distress of the heart;" see appeal to pity. Recommended Reading: Douglas N. Walton, Appeal to Pity: Argumentum Ad Misericordiam (SUNY, 1997).

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