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Some critics claim that it is unfair that so many great works of art are housed in huge metropolitan museums, since the populations served by these museums already have access to a wide variety of important artwork. But this criticism is in principle unwarranted because the limited number of masterpieces makes wider distribution of them impractical. Besides, if a masterpiece is to be fully appreciated, it must be seen alongside other works that provide a social and historical context for it.

Which one of the following, if established, could most logically serve as the principle appealed to in the argument countering the criticsâ€™ claim?
(A) In providing facilities to the public, the goal should be to ensure that as many as possible of those people who could benefit from the facilities are able to do so.
(B) In providing facilities to the public, the goal should be to ensure that the greatest possible number of people gain the greatest benefit possible from them.
(C) It is unreasonable to enforce a redistribution of social goods that involves depriving some members of society of these goods in order to supply others.
(D) For it to be reasonable to criticize an arrangement as unfair, there must be a more equitable arrangement that is practically attainable.
(E) A work of art should be displayed in conditions resembling as closely as possible those in which the work was originally intended to be displayed.

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23 Mar 2007, 11:49
I'll go for E.

I did it thinking it to be an Assumption question.
What were they assuming when they said ......."Besides, if a masterpiece is to be fully appreciated, it must be seen alongside other works that provide a social and historical context for it. "

I think they were assuming E:
"A work of art should be displayed in conditions resembling as closely as possible those in which the work was originally intended to be displayed. "
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24 Mar 2007, 07:40
I'll go for D. The main argument focuses on the impracticality of distributing rare masterpieces. The "Besides" is added to provide another reason for housing the masterpieces in the metro museums but it isn't the central argument against the critics.
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24 Oct 2007, 18:58
said E here ... anyone else ?
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24 Oct 2007, 19:31
I am going for B

the argument is based on two points:
1) It does not make sense to spread rare items.
2) Great art is more appreciated when seen a long side with other great art that provide a social and historical context for it.

So I think to give the public greatest benefit is right.
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24 Oct 2007, 20:09
I am going with D. The main point of the argument is that it is not practical to widley distribute very few masterpieces.

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Some critics claim that it is unfair that so many great works of art are housed in huge metropolitan museums, since the populations served by these museums already have access to a wide variety of important artwork. But this criticism is in principle unwarranted because the limited number of masterpieces makes wider distribution of them impractical. Besides, if a masterpiece is to be fully appreciated, it must be seen alongside other works that provide a social and historical context for it.

Which one of the following, if established, could most logically serve as the principle appealed to in the argument countering the criticsâ€™ claim?
(A) In providing facilities to the public, the goal should be to ensure that as many as possible of those people who could benefit from the facilities are able to do so.
(B) In providing facilities to the public, the goal should be to ensure that the greatest possible number of people gain the greatest benefit possible from them.
(C) It is unreasonable to enforce a redistribution of social goods that involves depriving some members of society of these goods in order to supply others.
(D) For it to be reasonable to criticize an arrangement as unfair, there must be a more equitable arrangement that is practically attainable.
(E) A work of art should be displayed in conditions resembling as closely as possible those in which the work was originally intended to be displayed.

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Re: CR-Great works of art   [#permalink] 24 Oct 2007, 20:09
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