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Free public education is the best form of education there

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06 May 2005, 00:33
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Free public education is the best form of education there is. Therefore, we must fight to ensure its continued existence; that is, we must be ready to defend the principle of equality of educational opportunity. Because this principle is we worth defending, it is clear that free public education is better than any other form of education.

Which one of the following illustrates the same weak reasoning as found in the passage?

(A) I love music, and thatÂ¡Â¯s why I listen to it constantly. I have my stereo or radio on every waking minute. Since I play music all the time, I must really love it.

(B) Books are my most valuable possessions. My books are like my friendsÂ¡Âªeach pleases me in different ways. Just as I would give up everything to save my friends, so too with my books.

(C) I would much rather be poor and respected than be rich and despised. To have the respect of others is far more valuable than to have millions of dollars.

(D) I have never been betrayed by any of my friends. They have been true to me through good times and bad. Therefore I will never betray any of my friends.

(E) Because every plant I have ever seen has green leaves, I have concluded that all plants must have green leaves. This looks like a plant but it does not have green leaves, so it cannot be a plant.
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06 May 2005, 01:07
A)...subject is good => i use the subject => because i use it, it is best. this reasoning is adaptive to the argument as well as to A).
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06 May 2005, 01:36
A.

Rest all options follow logical path, whereas A draws a conclusion from evidence and uses that conclusion as evidence to prove the evidence stated first.

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06 May 2005, 04:44
Circular Reasoning. It's (A) for me, though i found it a little tough to eliminate (B)
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06 May 2005, 19:07
going with A.

A=>B .....blah blah.......if B then A.

A suits best to this.

Arsene,
B is not ok because the first part of the answer itself doesnt match A=>B structure.
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07 May 2005, 04:06
Jumping on the A bandwagon. Didn`t understand circular reasoning until this example, thanks!
07 May 2005, 04:06
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