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Jorge: You won t be able to write well about the rock music

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Jorge: You won t be able to write well about the rock music [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2012, 10:23
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Jorge: You won’t be able to write well about the rock music of the 1960s, since you were just an infant then. Rock music of the 1960s was created by and for people who were then in
their teens and early twenties.
Ruth: Your reasoning is absurd. There are living writers who write well about ancient Roman culture, even though those writers are obviously not a part of ancient Roman culture. Why should my youth alone prevent me from writing well about the music of a period as recent as the 1960s?

Ruth responds to Jorge’s criticism by

a) challenging his claim that she was not in her teens or early twenties during the 1960s
b) clarifying a definition of popular culture that is left implicit in Jorge’s argument
c) using the example of classical culture in order to legitimize contemporary culture as an object worthy of serious consideration
d) offering an analogy to counter an unstated assumption of Jorge’s argument
e) casting doubt on her opponent’s qualification to make judgments about popular culture

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Re: CR - Method of reasoning [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2012, 12:04
I came up with answer D for this question.
J. states that R. cannot write well about 1960 music because she wasn't of "fit- age"; however, R. counters J.'s claim with the example of succsessful writers "There are living writers who write well about ancient
Roman culture, even though those writers are obviously not a part of ancient Roman culture.
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Jorge: You won t be able to write well about the rock music [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2012, 01:08
Jorge: You won’t be able to write well about the rock music of the 1960s, since you were just an infant then. Rock music of the 1960s was created by and for people who were then in
their teens and early twenties.
Ruth: Your reasoning is absurd. There are living writers who write well about ancient Roman culture, even though those writers are obviously not a part of ancient Roman culture. Why should my youth alone prevent me from writing well about the music of a period as recent as the 1960s?

Ruth responds to Jorge’s criticism by

a) challenging his claim that she was not in her teens or early twenties during the 1960s
b) clarifying a definition of popular culture that is left implicit in Jorge’s argument
c) using the example of classical culture in order to legitimize contemporary culture as an object worthy of serious consideration
d) offering an analogy to counter an unstated assumption of Jorge’s argument
e) casting doubt on her opponent’s qualification to make judgments about popular culture

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Re: Jorge: You won’t be able to write well about [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2012, 02:08
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Jorge: You won’t be able to write well about the rock music of the 1960s, since you were just an infant then. Rock music of the 1960s was created by and for people who were then in
their teens and early twenties.
Ruth: Your reasoning is absurd. There are living writers who write well about ancient Roman culture, even though those writers are obviously not a part of ancient Roman culture. Why should my youth alone prevent me from writing well about the music of a period as recent as the 1960s?

Ruth responds to Jorge’s criticism by

a) challenging his claim that she was not in her teens or early twenties during the 1960s
b) clarifying a definition of popular culture that is left implicit in Jorge’s argument
c) using the example of classical culture in order to legitimize contemporary culture as an object worthy of serious consideration
d) offering an analogy to counter an unstated assumption of Jorge’s argument
e) casting doubt on her opponent’s qualification to make judgments about popular culture




Hi,


The answer is D.

a) challenging his claim that she was not in her teens or early twenties during the 1960s: She is not at all challenging his claims here. The fact that she was in her 20s is correct.

b) clarifying a definition of popular culture that is left implicit in Jorge’s argument: She is countering Jorge's argument. There is nothing implicit that she is clarifying.

c) using the example of classical culture in order to legitimize contemporary culture as an object worthy of serious consideration: She is not trying to legitimize contemporary culture here.

d) offering an analogy to counter an unstated assumption of Jorge’s argument: This is the correct choice. The assumption in Jorge's statement- You have to have an experience to write about the period - is countered using an analogy.

e) casting doubt on her opponent’s qualification to make judgments about popular culture: She is not casting doubt on Jorge's qualifications.


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Re: Jorge: You won t be able to write well about the rock music [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2012, 23:27
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IMO D.....wats d answer?
obviously... ruth's reasoning gives an anology relating to the old roman culture n by far counter acts jorge's baseless claim.
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