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# It is highly likely that Claudette is a classical pianist.

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It is highly likely that Claudette is a classical pianist. Like most classical pianists, Claudette recognizes many of Clara Schumann's works. The vast majority of people who are not classical pianists do not. in fact, many people who are not classical pianists have not even heard of Clara Schumann.

The reasoning in the argument above is flawed in that:

(A) ignores the possibility that Claudette is more familiar with the works of other composers of music for piano

(B) presumes, without providing justification, that people who have not heard of Clara Schumann do not recognize her works

(C) presumes, without providing justification, that classical pianists cannot also play other musical instruments

(D) relies for its plausibility on the vagueness of the term "classical"

(E) ignores the possiblity that the majority of people who recognize many of Clara Schumann's works are not classical pianists.

Og, after some time..
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27 Nov 2012, 05:11
i feel E is the right answer.
all people who have heard of clara schaumann's works need not be classical pianists.
another example of the classical mistake "correlation means casuation"
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15 Dec 2012, 00:48
+1 (E)

OA Plz, although did it under no time constraint !!!

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15 Dec 2012, 04:04
vomhorizon wrote:
It is highly likely that Claudette is a classical pianist. Like most classical pianists, Claudette recognizes many of Clara Schumann's works. The vast majority of people who are not classical pianists do not. in fact, many people who are not classical pianists have not even heard of Clara Schumann.

The reasoning in the argument above is flawed in that:

(A) ignores the possibility that Claudette is more familiar with the works of other composers of music for piano

(B) presumes, without providing justification, that people who have not heard of Clara Schumann do not recognize her works

(C) presumes, without providing justification, that classical pianists cannot also play other musical instruments

(D) relies for its plausibility on the vagueness of the term "classical"

(E) ignores the possiblity that the majority of people who recognize many of Clara Schumann's works are not classical pianists.

Og, after some time..

The use of "The vast majority of people who are not classical pianists do not" is unsubstantiated. So the argument ignores the possibility that this might not be the case.
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15 Dec 2012, 15:14
IMO its B,
I zeroed it down to B and E. went on to select B.. It is within the scope and mentioned in the argument.Though i am leaning towards E but as per POE mentioned for Logical flaw questions in Powerscore selected B.
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15 Dec 2012, 20:14
OA, Is E...

Stimulus :

It is highly likely that Claudette is a classical pianist. Like most classical pianists, Claudette recognizes many of Clara Schumann's works. The vast majority of people who are not classical pianists do not. in fact, many people who are not classical pianists have not even heard of Clara Schumann

Author assumes that claudetta is a classical pianist because : Claudette recognizes many of Clara Schumann's works. and goes non to justify that conclusion on the basis that most who are not do not clara's work...

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(A) ignores the possibility that Claudette is more familiar with the works of other composers of music for piano

This is totally out of scope, as other composers do not feature anywhere in the argument..

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(B) presumes, without providing justification, that people who have not heard of Clara Schumann do not recognize her works

The passage clearly mentions : The vast majority of people who are not classical pianists do not., so the question of him assuming something that is not mentioned in the passage is out of the question...He is stating the fact that majority of the people who are not classical pianists do not ..

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(C) presumes, without providing justification, that classical pianists cannot also play other musical instruments

Totally out of scope..

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(D) relies for its plausibility on the vagueness of the term "classical"

This one is also out of scope and easy to eliminate..

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(E) ignores the possiblity that the majority of people who recognize many of Clara Schumann's works are not classical pianists.

BINGO! , He assumes that the the minority that does recognize her work are actually classical pianists.....and because he has not stated this as a fact anywhere in the passage makes it an unreasonable assumption..
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