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Testing Strength of Arguments

Question
7 out of 10
 

STATEMENT : Should articles of only deserving authors be allowed to be published?

ARGUMENTS : I. Yes. It will save a lot of paper which is in short supply.

II. No. It is not possible to draw a line between the deserving and the undeserving.



A if only assumption I is implicit
B if only assumption II is implicit;
C if either I or II is implicit
D if neither I nor II is implicit
E if both I and II are implicit.
Ans. D

(i) Weak: It is based on a weak opinion of saving paper having no relation to the statement.

(ii) Weak: It is an extreme argument. It might be difficult to draw a line between deserving an undeserving but not “impossible” as quoted in the argument. Hence cannot be generally accepted.

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