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Critic: An art historian argues that because fifteenth­ century Europe

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Critic: An art historian argues that because fifteenth­ century European paintings were generally more planimetric (that is, two-dimensional with no attempt at suggesting depth) than were sixteenth­ century paintings, fifteenth-century painters had a greater mastery of painting than did sixteenth­ century painters. However, this conclusion is wrong. Fifteenth-century European painters did not have a greater mastery of painting, for the degree to which a painting is planimetric is irrelevant to the painter's mastery."

The argument is flawed in that it


(A) rejects a position merely because the proponent of the position has other objectionable views"

(B) illicitly relies on two different meanings of the term " mastery"

(C) takes a necessary condition for an argument's being inadequate to be a sufficient condition for an argument's being inadequate

(D) bases its conclusion on two claims that contradict each other

(E) rejects a position on the grounds that an inadequate argument has been made for it

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Re: Critic: An art historian argues that because fifteenth­ century Europe  [#permalink]

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I choose C as it can be said that mastery can be a necessary condition for conclusion to hold but could not be sufficent for conclusion to hold. In other words if this is X statement which is necessary but we have another set of statements Y and Z that are sufficient to prove ,then I think conclusion cannot be proven wrong on the basis of one condition

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