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Policy Adviser: Freedom of speech is not only a basic human right; it is also the only rational policy for this government to adopt. When ideas are openly aired ,good idea flourish, silly proposals are easily recognized as such, and dangerous ideas can be responded to by forcing citizens to disseminate their thoughts in secret.

20. The policy adviser's method of persuasion in recommending a policy of free speech to the following?
(A) a circular justification of the idea of free speech as an idea that flourishes when free speech is allowed
(B) advocating respect for basic rights of citizens for its own sake
(C) a coupling of moral ideals with self-interest
(D) a warning about the difficulty of suppressing the truth
(E) a description of an ideal situation that cannot realistically be achieved
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2005, 18:46
I'll take C. It's a coupling of moral ideal (basic human right) with self interest (good idea flourish, silly proposals are easily recognized, dangerous ideas responded to by forcing citizens to disseminate their thoughts in secret)

C it is.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2005, 19:08
"A" for me......"and dangerous ideas can be responded to by forcing citizens to disseminate their thoughts in secret.
" last sentence tells us that free speech in turn encourages more free speech. I believe all others r out of scope.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2005, 20:52
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"A" for me......"and dangerous ideas can be responded to by forcing citizens to disseminate their thoughts in secret.
" last sentence tells us that free speech in turn encourages more free speech. I believe all others r out of scope.


can you explain what circular justification is ?
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Re: CR - policy [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2005, 21:33
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Policy Adviser: Freedom of speech is not only a basic human right; it is also the only rational policy for this government to adopt. When ideas are openly aired ,good idea flourish, silly proposals are easily recognized as such, and dangerous ideas can be responded to by forcing citizens to disseminate their thoughts in secret.

20. The policy adviser's method of persuasion in recommending a policy of free speech to the following?
(A) a circular justification of the idea of free speech as an idea that flourishes when free speech is allowed
(B) advocating respect for basic rights of citizens for its own sake
(C) a coupling of moral ideals with self-interest
(D) a warning about the difficulty of suppressing the truth
(E) a description of an ideal situation that cannot realistically be achieved


Hi, I go for A.

Argument supports the freedom of speech, and it said when ideas are openly aired, good ideas,silly proposals and dangerous ideas can be recognized.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2005, 12:42
harshi, I do not follow the question - is it complete.

The policy adviser's method of persuasion in recommending a policy of free speech to the following?
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2005, 12:59
I would go with 'C'. In A the reference of ideas that flourish is not coming through.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2005, 15:23
Agree with (A).

from stem: When ideas are openly aired ,good idea flourish...
a) a circular justification of the idea of free speech as an idea that flourishes when free speech is allowed
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2005, 15:24
I guess it should read "The policy adviser's method of persuasion is recommending a policy of free speech to the following?" - Got thrown off the first time around.

I will go with 'C'

Moral ideals - basic human right
self-interest - government can recognize people's thought process - silly proposals are easily recognized as such, and dangerous ideas can be responded to by forcing citizens to disseminate
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2005, 15:28
harshi wrote:
Folaa3 wrote:
(C)


Why ??


C because it is a two way benefit. Morally right and it is in the best interest of everyone as well.
All other options seem far fetched
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2005, 05:23
Thank you JPV for making me see that.

'A' appears the best in that case. I would change my pic to A.

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 [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2005, 05:38
In my mind "C" is far-fetched, stem doesn't talk anything abt self-interest, that list can be for society's interest as a whole but saying that is it self-interest is putting this out-of-scope in my mind.

Circular justification is in which X encourages Y and Y encourages X, so both support each other.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2005, 08:47
OA is C.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2005, 12:32
harshi wrote:
OA is C.

I dont agree. How is the self-interest coming in the picture.

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self interest (good idea flourish, silly proposals are easily recognized, dangerous ideas responded to by forcing citizens to disseminate their thoughts in secret)
C it is.

How portion in braces is related to self-interest??????
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2005, 12:42
Harshi, what is the source of this Question and what's the OE ?
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