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# Although it s a common perception that philosophy has no

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11. Although it’s a common perception that philosophy has no practical application to the real world, history suggests otherwise. In fact, the word “philosophy” itself derives from the Greek roots philos, meaning “love”, and sophos, which means “wisdom”. Taken together, the word “philosophy” literally means “love of wisdom.”

The bolded phrases play which of the following roles in the argument above?

The first phrase states the conclusion and the second phrase offers support for that conclusion.
The first phrase introduces evidence supporting a conclusion, and the second phrase contains that evidence.
The first phrase contains an objection to a common perception, and the second phrase offers support for that objection.
The first phrase states a premise on which the conclusion is based, and the second phrase offers a supporting definition.
The first phrase defines a word crucial to the argument, and the second phrase states the conclusion.
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25 Oct 2009, 16:46
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26 Oct 2009, 01:13
IEsailor wrote:
11. Although it’s a common perception that philosophy has no practical application to the real world, history suggests otherwise. In fact, the word “philosophy” itself derives from the Greek roots philos, meaning “love”, and sophos, which means “wisdom”. Taken together, the word “philosophy” literally means “love of wisdom.”

The bolded phrases play which of the following roles in the argument above?

The first phrase states the conclusion and the second phrase offers support for that conclusion.
The first phrase introduces evidence supporting a conclusion, and the second phrase contains that evidence.
The first phrase contains an objection to a common perception, and the second phrase offers support for that objection.
The first phrase states a premise on which the conclusion is based, and the second phrase offers a supporting definition.
The first phrase defines a word crucial to the argument, and the second phrase states the conclusion.

Choose C here.

First contains objection - history suggests otherwise. Second supports that objection.
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26 Oct 2009, 02:20
I choose C.
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26 Oct 2009, 05:35
D IMO.OA pls.
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26 Oct 2009, 05:47
C
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26 Oct 2009, 06:53
I think it's C
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26 Oct 2009, 12:06
OA is C
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26 Oct 2009, 13:00
IMO C.
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02 Nov 2009, 23:34
C would be my guess.
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20 Jun 2010, 14:03
what is the conclusion in the above arguement?
If its "history suggests otherwise" then A can be considered as a better option as second bold faced statement seems to support the first bold faced statement, which might be the conclusion.
Please correct me if I am wrong.
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12 Sep 2011, 09:11
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12 Sep 2011, 19:12
+1 for C.

A and C were the two strong contenders. C won because it used "common perception". which is how the argument introduces the conclusion.

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21 Apr 2012, 14:46
My vote is for C.

In my opinion, the author does not draw any conclusion from this argument. He is making an opinion and supporting that opinion with a defenition
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21 Apr 2012, 20:38
I also choose C, and I found no conclusion in this argument, IMO
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21 Apr 2012, 22:34
IEsailor wrote:
11. Although it’s a common perception that philosophy has no practical application to the real world, history suggests otherwise. In fact, the word “philosophy” itself derives from the Greek roots philos, meaning “love”, and sophos, which means “wisdom”. Taken together, the word “philosophy” literally means “love of wisdom.”

The bolded phrases play which of the following roles in the argument above?

The first phrase states the conclusion and the second phrase offers support for that conclusion.
The first phrase introduces evidence supporting a conclusion, and the second phrase contains that evidence.
The first phrase contains an objection to a common perception, and the second phrase offers support for that objection.
The first phrase states a premise on which the conclusion is based, and the second phrase offers a supporting definition.
The first phrase defines a word crucial to the argument, and the second phrase states the conclusion.

I chose C but I think both the statements are so tangential to each other that it's hard to justify And provide reasoning as to why I chose this option. Really don't understand how the second statement " the word “philosophy” literally means “love of wisdom.” " offers support for " history suggests otherwise" can anyone please explain?
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22 Apr 2012, 00:25
sandgob wrote:
IEsailor wrote:
11. Although it’s a common perception that philosophy has no practical application to the real world, history suggests otherwise. In fact, the word “philosophy” itself derives from the Greek roots philos, meaning “love”, and sophos, which means “wisdom”. Taken together, the word “philosophy” literally means “love of wisdom.”

The bolded phrases play which of the following roles in the argument above?

The first phrase states the conclusion and the second phrase offers support for that conclusion.
The first phrase introduces evidence supporting a conclusion, and the second phrase contains that evidence.
The first phrase contains an objection to a common perception, and the second phrase offers support for that objection.
The first phrase states a premise on which the conclusion is based, and the second phrase offers a supporting definition.
The first phrase defines a word crucial to the argument, and the second phrase states the conclusion.

I chose C but I think both the statements are so tangential to each other that it's hard to justify And provide reasoning as to why I chose this option. Really don't understand how the second statement " the word “philosophy” literally means “love of wisdom.” " offers support for " history suggests otherwise" can anyone please explain?

As discussed earlier there is no conclusion in the argument. C is a major contender here because ' the first phrase contains an objection' is pretty straight forward to identify, even though the etymology of philosophy may not necessarily be a supporting point to the objection it is definitely a base or a beginning for the argument that ensues! thats' what helped me get the answer. hope that helped.
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22 Apr 2012, 02:27
shreya717 wrote:

As discussed earlier there is no conclusion in the argument. C is a major contender here because ' the first phrase contains an objection' is pretty straight forward to identify, even though the etymology of philosophy may not necessarily be a supporting point to the objection it is definitely a base or a beginning for the argument that ensues! thats' what helped me get the answer. hope that helped.

rite.. i hope i don't get questions like these in the actual GMAT. Thanks buddy
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20 May 2012, 08:08
The first phrase contains an objection to a common perception, and the second phrase offers support for that objection.

Suggests otherwise - The first phrase contains an objection to a common perception,

"Love of Wisdom" - and the second phrase offers support for that objection.
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20 May 2012, 08:08
The first phrase contains an objection to a common perception, and the second phrase offers support for that objection.

Suggests otherwise - The first phrase contains an objection to a common perception,

"Love of Wisdom" - and the second phrase offers support for that objection.

So C it is
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