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For ages Logic has served as an introduction to Philosophy that is, to Metaphysics and speculative Ethics. It is of old and honourable descent: a man studies Logic in very good company. It is the warp upon which nearly the whole web of ancient, mediæval and modern Philosophy is woven. The history of thought is hardly intelligible without it.
As the science of proof, Logic gives an account of the general nature of evidence deductive and inductive, as applied in the physical and social sciences and in the affairs of life. The general nature of such evidence: it would be absurd of the logician to pretend to instruct the chemist, economist and merchant, as to the special character of the evidence requisite in their several spheres of judgment. Still, by investigating the general conditions of proof, he sets every man upon his guard against the insufficiency of evidence.
One application of the science of proof deserves special mention: namely, to that department of Rhetoric which has been the most developed, relating to persuasion by means of oratory, leader–writing, or pamphleteering. It is usually said that Logic is useful to convince the judgment, not to persuade the will: but one way of persuading the will is to convince the judgment that a certain course is advantageous; and although this is not always the readiest way, it is the most honourable, and leads to the most enduring results. Logic is the backbone of Rhetoric.
1. From the passage, each of the following can be inferred about Logic EXCEPT
A. It influences the judgement of man
B. It is an integral part of philosophy
c. Thought can hardly function without it
d. It is considered a science
e. It limits itself to social sciences



2. According to the passage, why is logic limited only to the general nature of evidence?
a. Because Logic is a general science
b. Because Logic looks at problems holistically
c. Because a logician may not possess specialist knowledge of different fields
d. Because Logic is only concerned with the special character of the evidence
e. Because Logic limits itself to investigating general conditions of proof



3. What is the meaning of the word 'readiest' as used in the passage?
a. Preferred
b. Easiest
c. Convincing
d. Long lasting
e. Morally correct


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New post 16 Oct 2015, 11:20
I do not wanna be who is a persistent opposer.

This passage is written badly and conceived worse. It is completely inconsistent. Moreover, you will never see such question on the real test:the third one.

Even the Toefl iBT is avoiding as much as possible this kind of question: "word in context".

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New post 16 Oct 2015, 12:00
carcass wrote:
I do not wanna be who is a persistent opposer.

This passage is written badly and conceived worse. It is completely inconsistent. Moreover, you will never see such question on the real test:the third one.

Even the Toefl iBT is avoiding as much as possible this kind of question: "word in context".

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I really got pissed off while reading this passage and had to force myself to get interested in it inoder to give it a shot.
Ill be very happy if I will never see this kind of passage on GMAT.
Thanks for ur reply :)
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New post 04 Jan 2019, 21:34
Moving this RC to the RC Archive for the reasons mentioned in the above posts.
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