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Professor Hartleys new book on moral philosophy contains numerous passages that can be found verbatim in an earlier published work by Hartleys colleague, Professor Lawrence. Therefore in view of the fact that these passages were unattributed in Hartleys book, Hartley has been dishonest in not acknowledging the intellectual debt owed to Lawrence.

Which one of the following is an assumption on which the argument is based?

(A) Hartley could not have written the new book without the passages in question.

(B) While writing the new book, Hartley had access to the manuscript of Lawrence s book.

(C) A book on moral philosophy should contain only material representing the authors own convictions.

(D) Lawrence did not get the ideas in the passages in Question or did not get their formulations originally from Hartley.

(E) Hartley considered the passages in question to be the best possible expressions of the ideas they contain.

Spolier: D
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Re: CR: Assumption (Professor Hartley) [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2008, 20:31
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Professor Hartleys new book on moral philosophy contains numerous passages that can be found verbatim in an earlier published work by Hartleys colleague, Professor Lawrence. Therefore in view of the fact that these passages were unattributed in Hartleys book, Hartley has been dishonest in not acknowledging the intellectual debt owed to Lawrence.

Which one of the following is an assumption on which the argument is based?

(A) Hartley could not have written the new book without the passages in question.

(B) While writing the new book, Hartley had access to the manuscript of Lawrence s book.

(C) A book on moral philosophy should contain only material representing the authors own convictions.

(D) Lawrence did not get the ideas in the passages in Question or did not get their formulations originally from Hartley.

(E) Hartley considered the passages in question to be the best possible expressions of the ideas they contain.

Spolier: D


"Earlier" will make me mistakenly assume that the one happening previously will be a cause of the latter. And in order to protect my argument from killing, I will assume that the latter do not cause the previous. And here is assumption of argument :P :P :P
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Re: CR: Assumption (Professor Hartley) [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2008, 20:58
Why not B ?

"Therefore in view of the fact that these passages were unattributed in Hartleys book, Hartley has been dishonest in not acknowledging the intellectual debt owed to Lawrence"....

Meaning somebody made the assumption that Hartley potentially used some of the passages from Lawrence's "earlier" work but did not give him credit where it is due....
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Re: CR: Assumption (Professor Hartley) [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2008, 22:12
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I think B is not the assumption because it assumes that Hartley "had access to the manuscript of Lawrence's book", but which book? It's a trap.
So the correct answer is D
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Re: CR: Assumption (Professor Hartley) [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2008, 02:53
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The conclusion is 'Hartley is dishonest.. not ack other ppl 's work'
So assumption i think is B, Hartley had access to the ppl 's work, otherwise it is just merely coincidence
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Re: CR: Assumption (Professor Hartley) [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2008, 02:26
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guys .. is there any expert who can do the assumption negation technique with this question? i would really appreciate that, since i´m still not 100 % sure how to apply the ANT in assumption questions!

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Re: CR: Assumption (Professor Hartley) [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2008, 03:09
D it is.
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Re: CR: Assumption (Professor Hartley) [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2008, 03:43
D is my answer. Here is my reasoning
Conclusion: Hartley has been dishonest in not acknowledging the intellectual debt owed to Lawrence
Evidence: Professor Hartleys new book on moral philosophy contains numerous passages that can be found verbatim in an earlier published work by Hartleys colleague, Professor Lawrence.

The assumption should bring or bridge the gap between the conclusion and evidence (premise).

A: The statement is not helpful in deciding whether Prof Hartleys has been dishonest and why he has not given credits to Prof Lawrence (if the above statement is true)
B: Similarly like above though this explains how Prof Hartley was able to replicate the passages, but doesn't help to further explain if Prof Hartley has been dishonest.
c: Is a general statement and doesn't pertain to the situation at hand
D: Lawrence did not get the ideas in the passages in Question or did not get their formulations originally from Hartley. This gives sufficient reasons for Prof Hartley dishonesty and that he should give credits to Prof Lawrence.
E: Irrelevant, as we are contesting a different issue and not Prof Hartley's consideration

Hence D

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AlbertNTN wrote:
The conclusion is 'Hartley is dishonest.. not ack other ppl 's work'
So assumption i think is B, Hartley had access to the ppl 's work, otherwise it is just merely coincidence



See, Hartley didn't need to have access to the manuscript in order to plagiarize.. He could simply have access to the newspaper where the work of pr. Lawrence was published ("B")

But if Lawrence did get the ideas in the passages in Question or get their formulations originally from Hartley, then the actual ideas and thoughts that Hartley published in his new book were his own.. SO Hartley merely published his own ideas.. It is exactly what the "D" says. We should assume that the ideas were not Hartley's originally for the argument to be sound.

"D" is correct here

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Re: CR: Assumption (Professor Hartley) [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2008, 18:28
Professor Hartleys new book on moral philosophy contains numerous passages that can be found verbatim in an earlier published work by Hartleys colleague, Professor Lawrence. Therefore in view of the fact that these passages were unattributed in Hartleys book, Hartley has been dishonest in not acknowledging the intellectual debt owed to Lawrence.

Which one of the following is an assumption on which the argument is based?

(A) Hartley could not have written the new book without the passages in question.

(B) While writing the new book, Hartley had access to the manuscript of Lawrence s book.

(C) A book on moral philosophy should contain only material representing the authors own convictions.

(D) Lawrence did not get the ideas in the passages in Question or did not get their formulations originally from Hartley.

(E) Hartley considered the passages in question to be the best possible expressions of the ideas they contain.


The conclusion is that these passages were unattributed in Hartleys book and so Hartley has been dishonest in not acknowledging the intellectual debt owed to Lawrence. BUT what if lawrence did not get the ideas to begin with and that these ideas were original thoughts of hartley??? then Hartley would not have the need to attribute anything to lawrence. D seems to be the BEST ANSWER.

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Re: CR: Assumption (Professor Hartley) [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2008, 04:04
Is It D :?:
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Re: CR: Assumption (Professor Hartley) [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2008, 13:35
(D) because spoiler said so!
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