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03 Jul 2008, 19:28
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1. At many colleges today, regulations have been imposed that forbid the use in speech or print of language that “offends” or “insults” the members of any group, especially women and racial, ethnic, and religious minorities. Although these regulations are defended in the name of “democracy,” they restrict freedom of speech and the press in a way that opposes the true spirit of democracy.
The argument above attempts to prove its case primarily by
(A) impugning the credentials of an opponent
(B) providing examples that support a theoretical principle
(C) taking advantage of inconsistencies in the definition of “democracy”
(D) revealing a contradiction in an opposing point of view
(E) appealing to the patriotic feelings of its audience

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03 Jul 2008, 19:38
goalsnr wrote:
1. At many colleges today, regulations have been imposed that forbid the use in speech or print of language that “offends” or “insults” the members of any group, especially women and racial, ethnic, and religious minorities. Although these regulations are defended in the name of “democracy,” they restrict freedom of speech and the press in a way that opposes the true spirit of democracy.
The argument above attempts to prove its case primarily by
(A) impugning the credentials of an opponent
(B) providing examples that support a theoretical principle
(C) taking advantage of inconsistencies in the definition of “democracy”
(D) revealing a contradiction in an opposing point of view
(E) appealing to the patriotic feelings of its audience

IMO C.

Cause thats exactly what the author is trying to accomplish. On one hand we have a democratic world that 'protects fundamental rights of people' (so that people don't feel violated) at the same time on the other hand it gives 'freedom of expression' to people which could when used in a racist way affect the first right.

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03 Jul 2008, 23:29
Ashwin_Mohan wrote:
goalsnr wrote:
1. At many colleges today, regulations have been imposed that forbid the use in speech or print of language that “offends” or “insults” the members of any group, especially women and racial, ethnic, and religious minorities. Although these regulations are defended in the name of “democracy,” they restrict freedom of speech and the press in a way that opposes the true spirit of democracy.
The argument above attempts to prove its case primarily by
(A) impugning the credentials of an opponent
(B) providing examples that support a theoretical principle
(C) taking advantage of inconsistencies in the definition of “democracy”
(D) revealing a contradiction in an opposing point of view
(E) appealing to the patriotic feelings of its audience

IMO C.

Cause thats exactly what the author is trying to accomplish. On one hand we have a democratic world that 'protects fundamental rights of people' (so that people don't feel violated) at the same time on the other hand it gives 'freedom of expression' to people which could when used in a racist way affect the first right.

Nope!!!
-Democracy is not defined in the stimulus

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03 Jul 2008, 23:42
goalsnr wrote:
1. At many colleges today, regulations have been imposed that forbid the use in speech or print of language that “offends” or “insults” the members of any group, especially women and racial, ethnic, and religious minorities. Although these regulations are defended in the name of “democracy,” they restrict freedom of speech and the press in a way that opposes the true spirit of democracy.
The argument above attempts to prove its case primarily by
(A) impugning the credentials of an opponent
(B) providing examples that support a theoretical principle
(C) taking advantage of inconsistencies in the definition of “democracy”
(D) revealing a contradiction in an opposing point of view
(E) appealing to the patriotic feelings of its audience

B for me.

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03 Jul 2008, 23:53
alpha_plus_gamma wrote:
goalsnr wrote:
1. At many colleges today, regulations have been imposed that forbid the use in speech or print of language that “offends” or “insults” the members of any group, especially women and racial, ethnic, and religious minorities. Although these regulations are defended in the name of “democracy,” they restrict freedom of speech and the press in a way that opposes the true spirit of democracy.
The argument above attempts to prove its case primarily by
(A) impugning the credentials of an opponent
(B) providing examples that support a theoretical principle
(C) taking advantage of inconsistencies in the definition of “democracy”
(D) revealing a contradiction in an opposing point of view
(E) appealing to the patriotic feelings of its audience

B for me.

Nope !!!

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04 Jul 2008, 00:54
Its D.

these regulations are defended in the name of democracy
these regulations actually violate the true spirit of democracy

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04 Jul 2008, 02:34
goalsnr wrote:
1. At many colleges today, regulations have been imposed that forbid the use in speech or print of language that “offends” or “insults” the members of any group, especially women and racial, ethnic, and religious minorities. Although these regulations are defended in the name of “democracy,” they restrict freedom of speech and the press in a way that opposes the true spirit of democracy.
The argument above attempts to prove its case primarily by
(A) impugning the credentials of an opponent
(B) providing examples that support a theoretical principle
(C) taking advantage of inconsistencies in the definition of “democracy”
(D) revealing a contradiction in an opposing point of view
(E) appealing to the patriotic feelings of its audience

IMO D for this one

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04 Jul 2008, 04:43
I would say D. He is trying to make his point by showing how there is a contradiction in the use of 'democracy'

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04 Jul 2008, 05:39
This was a tough one....Since we all know at sub-conscious levels what democracy means, it makes use of that advantage. Yea it must be D, and literally for the same reason I gave before

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04 Jul 2008, 06:07
goalsnr wrote:
1. At many colleges today, regulations have been imposed that forbid the use in speech or print of language that “offends” or “insults” the members of any group, especially women and racial, ethnic, and religious minorities. Although these regulations are defended in the name of “democracy,” they restrict freedom of speech and the press in a way that opposes the true spirit of democracy.
The argument above attempts to prove its case primarily by
(A) impugning the credentials of an opponent
(B) providing examples that support a theoretical principle
(C) taking advantage of inconsistencies in the definition of “democracy”
(D) revealing a contradiction in an opposing point of view
(E) appealing to the patriotic feelings of its audience

I think it's D because the last sentence offers a view of democracy that contradicts the previous sentence.

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06 Jul 2008, 08:03
jasonc wrote:
Its D.

these regulations are defended in the name of democracy
these regulations actually violate the true spirit of democracy

Bingo!!

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06 Jul 2008, 08:03
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This was a tough one....Since we all know at sub-conscious levels what democracy means, it makes use of that advantage. Yea it must be D, and literally for the same reason I gave before

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06 Jul 2008, 08:04
OA is D

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06 Jul 2008, 12:17
B & C are tempting.

C appeals to the out of scope answer, but we simply cannot say that as D is not defined in the stimulus.

I ruled out B because we clearly see a lack of support

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20 May 2011, 16:27
goalsnr wrote:
1. At many colleges today, regulations have been imposed that forbid the use in speech or print of language that “offends” or “insults” the members of any group, especially women and racial, ethnic, and religious minorities. Although these regulations are defended in the name of “democracy,” they restrict freedom of speech and the press in a way that opposes the true spirit of democracy.
The argument above attempts to prove its case primarily by
(A) impugning the credentials of an opponent
(B) providing examples that support a theoretical principle
(C) taking advantage of inconsistencies in the definition of “democracy”
(D) revealing a contradiction in an opposing point of view
(E) appealing to the patriotic feelings of its audience

Democracy gives us the freedom of speech. We are free to express our feelings about an issue.
College forbids certain kind of speeches, in the name of Democracy, which are insulting in nature. Thus the contradiction. ANDD a clear opposing point of view as IN D
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21 May 2011, 01:19
the final line in the argument is doing the same,bringing out a contradiction.

D it is.
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11 Sep 2011, 07:28
vd wrote:
goalsnr wrote:
1. At many colleges today, regulations have been imposed that forbid the use in speech or print of language that “offends” or “insults” the members of any group, especially women and racial, ethnic, and religious minorities. Although these regulations are defended in the name of “democracy,” they restrict freedom of speech and the press in a way that opposes the true spirit of democracy.
The argument above attempts to prove its case primarily by
(A) impugning the credentials of an opponent
(B) providing examples that support a theoretical principle
(C) taking advantage of inconsistencies in the definition of “democracy”
(D) revealing a contradiction in an opposing point of view
(E) appealing to the patriotic feelings of its audience

IMO D for this one

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can you explain it Y. and what the last line actually mean " Although these regulations are defended in the name of “democracy,” they restrict freedom of speech and the press in a way that opposes the true spirit of democracy.
The argument above attempts to prove its case primarily by"

Thanks 2 explain:)

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