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# Shanna: Owners of any work of art, simply by virtue of

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Shanna: Owners of any work of art, simply by virtue of ownership, ethically have the right to destroy that artwork if they find it morally or aesthetically distasteful, or if caring for it becomes inconvenient.
Jorge: Ownership of unique artworks, unlike ownership of other kinds of objects, carries the moral right to possess but not to destroy. A unique work of art with aesthetic or historical value belongs to posterity and so must be preserved, whatever the personal wishes of its legal owner.
On the basis of their statements, Shanna and Jorge are committed to disagreeing about the truth of which one of the following statements?
(A) Anyone who owns a portrait presenting his or her father in an unflattering light would for that reason alone be ethically justified in destroying it.
(B) People who own aesthetically valuable works of art have no moral obligation to make them available for public viewing.
(C) Valuable paintings by well-known artists are seldom intentionally damaged or destroyed by their owners.
(D) If a piece of sculpture is not unique, its owner has no ethical obligation to preserve it if doing so proves burdensome.
(E) It is legally permissible for a unique and historically valuable mural to be destroyed by its owner if he or she tires of it.

A common tool in "Point at Issue" questions is that if "Point at Issue" in stimulus is ethical, then any factual options are not considered answers and vice versa.
Here some answers are not considered after giving explanations that they involve factual issues. I am having trouble in sorting these factual/ethical options out. Can any of CR gurus help me out in sorting this question out? Any other approach apart from ethical/factual issue would be fine.

OE/OA would be posted l8r.
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24 Feb 2012, 16:31
I would go with C.

On the basis of their statements, Shanna and Jorge are committed to disagreeing about the truth of which one of the following statements?

>> Question asks us to identify the assumption made by Shanna and Jorge while they make statements about distruction of artsy stuff. They both assume that any damage/destruction to/of artsy things will be done intentionally. C denies that.

(C) Valuable paintings by well-known artists are seldom intentionally damaged or destroyed by their owners.
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26 Feb 2012, 05:28
piyatiwari wrote:
I would go with C.

On the basis of their statements, Shanna and Jorge are committed to disagreeing about the truth of which one of the following statements?

>> Question asks us to identify the assumption made by Shanna and Jorge while they make statements about distruction of artsy stuff. They both assume that any damage/destruction to/of artsy things will be done intentionally. C denies that.

(C) Valuable paintings by well-known artists are seldom intentionally damaged or destroyed by their owners.
Seldom is something which skews this answer. Moreover it is uniqueness rather than valueable-ness of the painting which differs the opinion between two speakers.

OE says that Answer choice (C) states that valuable paintings are seldom destroyed by their owners. Whether or not this occurs is a factual issue that can be determined by examining records, etc.
And since the argument is ethical, so any factual answer ie C or E could be answer.
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26 Feb 2012, 05:30
vinayaerostar wrote:
D
It is uniqueness of art and not Non-uniqueness which is creating problems here, so presence of "non-uniqueness" makes this choice incorrect.

As per OE==>
Other wrong answer choices will supply statements that both speakers would agree with, or that both speakers would disagree with. Answer choice (D) is incorrect because both speakers would agree with the statement. Shanna would agree because her ownership beliefs allow for the destruction of any owned artwork. Jorge would agree because the sculpture in question is not unique, and thus does not meet the qualifications Jorge imposed in his argument. If both speakers have the same opinion about an answer choice, then that answer choice must be wrong in a Point at Issue question.
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26 Feb 2012, 05:35
boomtangboy wrote:
+1 E
whats the OA?
Even I selected this, but it has been rejected by OE. OE says that E is factual and I am facing trouble in sorting out options as factual and ethical in my selection that is why I posted this question in order to get some idea if some one could help me in finding how factual and ethical answers are to be located.

OE for rejecting E ==> Answer choice (E) discusses the legal permissibility of destroying a valuable mural. Whether or not it is legally permissible to destroy the mural is also a factual issue, not a moral issue.
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26 Feb 2012, 06:04
i guess B
It shouldn't be B as question is about destroying and not viewing of paintings.
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26 Feb 2012, 18:59
I would go with A.

B) irrelevant
C) Is a stated fact. Disagreements on these would not be along the lines of whether intentional destruction is justified or not. They would rather be along the lines of whether it occurs or not... therefore wrong
D) Their is no disagreement between the two on this issue as even Jorge only argues agains the right to destroy UNIQUE objects of art and not all objects of art. so wrong
E) The legality is not in question. irrelevant.

A by POE and also because it refers to the destruction of a work of art being justified simply because the person destroying it is the owner.. the object is also presumably unique because it is a portrait of the owners father. A fits best. Good question.
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01 Mar 2012, 06:15
OA is A. Thanks for discussion, guys.
Though if anyone could post on how to differentiate between ethical and factual choices, it would be helpful.
karun0109 wrote:
I would go with A.

B) irrelevant
C) Is a stated fact. Disagreements on these would not be along the lines of whether intentional destruction is justified or not. They would rather be along the lines of whether it occurs or not... therefore wrong
D) Their is no disagreement between the two on this issue as even Jorge only argues agains the right to destroy UNIQUE objects of art and not all objects of art. so wrong
E) The legality is not in question. irrelevant.

A by POE and also because it refers to the destruction of a work of art being justified simply because the person destroying it is the owner.. the object is also presumably unique because it is a portrait of the owners father. A fits best. Good question.

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