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Dillworth: More and more people are deciding not to have children because ofthe personal and economic sacrifices children require and because so often children are ungrateful for the considerable sacrifices their parents do make for them. However, such considerations have no bearing on the fact that their children provide the best chance most people have of ensuring that their values live on after them. Therefore, for anyone with deeply held values, foregoing parenthood out of reluctance to make sacrifices for which little gratitude can be expected would probably be a mistake,

Travers: Your reasoning ignores another fact that deserves consideration: children's ingratitude for parental sacrifices usually stems from a wholesale rejection of parental values.

Dillworth employs which one of the following argumentative strategies?

(A) showing that considerations cited as drawbacks to a given course of action are not really drawbacks at all

(B) exposing as morally suspect the motives of people who would make the choice that Dillworth rejects

(C) indirectly establishing that a given course of action is obligatory by arguing that the alternative course of action is prohibited

(D) distinguishing a category of person for whom the reason presented in favor of a given course of action is more telling than the reasons cited against that course of action

(E) using evidence that a certain course of action would be appropriate under one set of conditions to arrive at a general conclusion about what would be appropriate in all cases
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Dillworth: More and more people are deciding not to have children because ofthe personal and economic sacrifices children require and because so often children are ungrateful for the considerable sacrifices their parents do make for them. However, such considerations have no bearing on the fact that their children provide the best chance most people have of ensuring that their values live on after them. Therefore, for anyone with deeply held values, foregoing parenthood out of reluctance to make sacrifices for which little gratitude can be expected would probably be a mistake,

Travers: Your reasoning ignores another fact that deserves consideration: children's ingratitude for parental sacrifices usually stems from a wholesale rejection of parental values.

Dillworth employs which one of the following argumentative strategies?

(A) showing that considerations cited as drawbacks to a given course of action are not really drawbacks at all

(B) exposing as morally suspect the motives of people who would make the choice that Dillworth rejects

(C) indirectly establishing that a given course of action is obligatory by arguing that the alternative course of action is prohibited

(D) distinguishing a category of person for whom the reason presented in favor of a given course of action is more telling than the reasons cited against that course of action

(E) using evidence that a certain course of action would be appropriate under one set of conditions to arrive at a general conclusion about what would be appropriate in all cases


I can reject A, B and C easily
A says: cited drawbacks to a given course of action isnt drawbacks at all--> having ungrateful children is a problem but if one has to preserves his/her values then children are must.....so isnt drawbacks at all is too strong words
B-->writer isnt exposing any moral suspect and neither dillworth rejects anything
C-->their isnt any thing INdirect said in this argument
E---> okay E seems to be tempting but it isnt--->no evidences uses to show that a course of action is appropriate in all cases
its D

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debbiem wrote:
Dillworth: More and more people are deciding not to have children because ofthe personal and economic sacrifices children require and because so often children are ungrateful for the considerable sacrifices their parents do make for them. However, such considerations have no bearing on the fact that their children provide the best chance most people have of ensuring that their values live on after them. Therefore, for anyone with deeply held values, foregoing parenthood out of reluctance to make sacrifices for which little gratitude can be expected would probably be a mistake,

Travers: Your reasoning ignores another fact that deserves consideration: children's ingratitude for parental sacrifices usually stems from a wholesale rejection of parental values.

Dillworth employs which one of the following argumentative strategies?

(A) showing that considerations cited as drawbacks to a given course of action are not really drawbacks at all

(B) exposing as morally suspect the motives of people who would make the choice that Dillworth rejects

(C) indirectly establishing that a given course of action is obligatory by arguing that the alternative course of action is prohibited

(D) distinguishing a category of person for whom the reason presented in favor of a given course of action is more telling than the reasons cited against that course of action

(E) using evidence that a certain course of action would be appropriate under one set of conditions to arrive at a general conclusion about what would be appropriate in all cases


I can reject A, B and C easily
A says: cited drawbacks to a given course of action isnt drawbacks at all--> having ungrateful children is a problem but if one has to preserves his/her values then children are must.....so isnt drawbacks at all is too strong words
B-->writer isnt exposing any moral suspect and neither dillworth rejects anything
C-->their isnt any thing INdirect said in this argument
E---> okay E seems to be tempting but it isnt--->no evidences uses to show that a course of action is appropriate in all cases
its D

In critical reason always avoid strong words or words that arnt used and try to eliminate answer choices

u've explained why ABCE is wrong. could u explain a little more about why D is right?
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sananoor wrote:
debbiem wrote:
Dillworth: More and more people are deciding not to have children because ofthe personal and economic sacrifices children require and because so often children are ungrateful for the considerable sacrifices their parents do make for them. However, such considerations have no bearing on the fact that their children provide the best chance most people have of ensuring that their values live on after them. Therefore, for anyone with deeply held values, foregoing parenthood out of reluctance to make sacrifices for which little gratitude can be expected would probably be a mistake,

Travers: Your reasoning ignores another fact that deserves consideration: children's ingratitude for parental sacrifices usually stems from a wholesale rejection of parental values.

Dillworth employs which one of the following argumentative strategies?

(A) showing that considerations cited as drawbacks to a given course of action are not really drawbacks at all

(B) exposing as morally suspect the motives of people who would make the choice that Dillworth rejects

(C) indirectly establishing that a given course of action is obligatory by arguing that the alternative course of action is prohibited

(D) distinguishing a category of person for whom the reason presented in favor of a given course of action is more telling than the reasons cited against that course of action

(E) using evidence that a certain course of action would be appropriate under one set of conditions to arrive at a general conclusion about what would be appropriate in all cases


I can reject A, B and C easily
A says: cited drawbacks to a given course of action isnt drawbacks at all--> having ungrateful children is a problem but if one has to preserves his/her values then children are must.....so isnt drawbacks at all is too strong words
B-->writer isnt exposing any moral suspect and neither dillworth rejects anything
C-->their isnt any thing INdirect said in this argument
E---> okay E seems to be tempting but it isnt--->no evidences uses to show that a course of action is appropriate in all cases
its D

In critical reason always avoid strong words or words that arnt used and try to eliminate answer choices

u've explained why ABCE is wrong. could u explain a little more about why D is right?

If we look at the option D and the first person's argument, we observe that after the word "however"...., An example about a specific type of category of people has been given even though argument starts as a general addressing. And totally ignores the statement that "children are ungrateful" and has given something totally opposite reasoning in favour...
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I can reject A, B and C easily
A says: cited drawbacks to a given course of action isnt drawbacks at all--> having ungrateful children is a problem but if one has to preserves his/her values then children are must.....so isnt drawbacks at all is too strong words
B-->writer isnt exposing any moral suspect and neither dillworth rejects anything
C-->their isnt any thing INdirect said in this argument
E---> okay E seems to be tempting but it isnt--->no evidences uses to show that a course of action is appropriate in all cases
its D

In critical reason always avoid strong words or words that arnt used and try to eliminate answer choices[/quote]
u've explained why ABCE is wrong. could u explain a little more about why D is right?[/quote]
If we look at the option D and the first person's argument, we observe that after the word "however"...., An example about a specific type of category of people has been given even though argument starts as a general addressing. And totally ignores the statement that "children are ungrateful" and has given something totally opposite reasoning in favour...[/quote]

Can you please explain option D in simpler words? I really did not understand the meaning of ans D. Then can you please explain why D is correct?
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I can reject A, B and C easily
A says: cited drawbacks to a given course of action isnt drawbacks at all--> having ungrateful children is a problem but if one has to preserves his/her values then children are must.....so isnt drawbacks at all is too strong words
B-->writer isnt exposing any moral suspect and neither dillworth rejects anything
C-->their isnt any thing INdirect said in this argument
E---> okay E seems to be tempting but it isnt--->no evidences uses to show that a course of action is appropriate in all cases
its D

In critical reason always avoid strong words or words that arnt used and try to eliminate answer choices
u've explained why ABCE is wrong. could u explain a little more about why D is right?
If we look at the option D and the first person's argument, we observe that after the word "however"...., An example about a specific type of category of people has been given even though argument starts as a general addressing. And totally ignores the statement that "children are ungrateful" and has given something totally opposite reasoning in favour...

Can you please explain option D in simpler words? I really did not understand the meaning of ans D. Then can you please explain why D is correct?


Option D:
given course of action = having a child

X = the reason presented in favor of a given course of action: The child carries on the value of the parents.
Y = the reasons cited against that course of action: The child requires personal and economic sacrifice, yet the child is ungrateful.

X is more telling than Y = For anyone with deeply held values, foregoing parenthood out of reluctance to make sacrifices for which little gratitude can be expected would probably be a mistake.
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Another way of looking at why D is the strategy:

Dillworth: More and more people are deciding not to have children because ofthe personal and economic sacrifices children require and because so often children are ungrateful for the considerable sacrifices their parents do make for them. However, such considerations have no bearing on the fact that their children provide the best chance most people have of ensuring that their values live on after them. Therefore, for anyone with deeply held values, foregoing parenthood out of reluctance to make sacrifices for which little gratitude can be expected would probably be a mistake,

Travers: Your reasoning ignores another fact that deserves consideration: children's ingratitude for parental sacrifices usually stems from a wholesale rejection of parental values.

Dillworth employs which one of the following argumentative strategies?

(A) showing that considerations cited as drawbacks to a given course of action are not really drawbacks at all - This is not true - children rejecting certain value systems is a drawback basis premise of the first dialogue

(B) exposing as morally suspect the motives of people who would make the choice that Dillworth rejectsHe doesn't make a comment on anyone being morally suspect

(C) indirectly establishing that a given course of action is obligatory by arguing that the alternative course of action is prohibited in simple words, a given course of action means having kids; alternative would mean prohibition of it - which Dillworth doesn't say anyway

(D) distinguishing a category of person for whom the reason presented in favor of a given course of action is more telling than the reasons cited against that course of action Category of person - children; and having them being a favored course of action. Reasons cited against them - them not being grateful; which Dillworth says is flawed due children rejecting value systems itself. So not the clearest, but the best of the options

(E) using evidence that a certain course of action would be appropriate under one set of conditions to arrive at a general conclusion about what would be appropriate in all cases There is no facts/ evidence for any premise here - these dialogues are just surmises overall
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