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An appeal to intellectual and mental stability or capability, or a reduction to the opposite (also known as an appeal to psychology), is an informal fallacy which asserts that the opposing party's argument is wrong or discreditable based upon an assumption, proven or unproven, of the opposing party's intelligence or mental stability.

Examples

That's crazy. You need to get your head checked.
Nietzsche suffered a mental breakdown and remained insane for the last 10 years of his life. Therefore, Nietzsche's philosophy is wrong/dangerous.

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