Consider each of the following argumentative passages and indicate (i) whether it commits a fallacy and (ii) whether, specifically, it commits an argument against the person fallacy. (Note: It is possible for a single argument to commit more than one type of fallacy. Also, if an argument commits a different fallacy altogether, indicate that it does commit a fallacy but not the "argument against the person" fallacy.)
Passage A William is right when he says I should lose some weight. But, William is overweight himself, and my doctor says that the types of food William eats are key contributors to problems with weight control. So, if I want to lose weight, then I shouldn't follow William's diet.
Passage A commit a fallacy; specifically, it commit an argument against the person fallacy.
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