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# Political scientist: The dissemination of political theories is in pri

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Political scientist: The dissemination of political theories is in principle able to cause change in existing social structures. However, all political theories are formulated in the educationally privileged setting of the university, leading to convoluted language that is alienating to many individuals outside academia who would be important agents of change. It follows that, with respect to political theory, there is a special role for those outside the university context to render it into accessible, clear language.

Which one of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

(A) Persons outside academic settings are the most important agents of change to the social structure.
(B) Persons within academic settings who formulate political theories attempt to change existing social structures.
(C) Persons outside academic settings are better left out of the initial formulation of political theories.
(D) Persons outside academic settings stand to gain more from the dissemination of political theories than persons inside.
(E) Persons within academic settings are less willing or less able than persons outside to write in a straightforward way.

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22 Jul 2017, 21:06
In this argument, the political scientist talks about political theories(which can cause change in existing social structures)
The political scientist feels that these theories are written at the university,which leads to convoluted language
and makes it less understandable to a lot of individuals outside the academic backdrop of the university.

However, the scientist feels that there should be a clear role for people outside(at least while writing these theories)
so that the theories are written in a language that more people could understand. An unstated assumption
is that the people outside write in a more straight forward way. Option E which reads " Persons within academic
settings are less willing or less able than persons outside to write in a straightforward way"
gives us a reason
to believe this!
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