Now you're just throwing garbage to defend yourself, I don't believe for a second that such an ignorant can have studied philosophy, especially when has to ask "what does the phenomenology of spirit mean?". "Appeal to authority" is not a fallacy depending on whether a person is an authority or not and it's preposterous and clearly a spontaneous fiction of yours... if you know what fallacies are for, you should know that they are about whether or not something is an argument, and whether it is a legitimate argument to make.Melchior wrote:The mistake you make there is a common one. The fallacy of 'appeal to authority' is when the 'authority' is not an authority on the topic at hand. It would be like asking an authority on Plato for an opinion about Audi automobile engines.
Let me teach you the "appeal to authority" fallacy by example, since you obviously don't know it. To say that you are right because you have a particular position of authority, is wrong, because right does not follow from having a particular position (except where your position is equal to the origin of laws and rules), instead it follows from the rules of the context in question, this context being about language and philosophers.
In example A, a king says that it is right that he should be with every woman he desires, because he is the king.
Now if he is an absolute king, the (actual) complete sentence should be "an absolute king says..." and he would be right because in absolute monarchies the king is the law. However, if he was a king in a constitutional monarchy, he would be wrong because he is not the origin of law, even if he is a participant in the constitutional making, he is not the origin of the rules of the context, the sum of constitutional makers are those and they are probably bound by additional rules. So "appeal to authority" is usually a fallacy unless the authority at its own free will makes the rules for what's right, and you do not make the rules of the German, nor the English language, you are not the origin of the rules of what's right, you are not an origin of what's true or not, you are simply a student, and can be as wrong as any student can be.