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Theorist: Hatred and anger, grief and despair, love and jo

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Theorist: Hatred and anger, grief and despair, love and joy are pairs of emotions that consist of the same core feeling and are distinguishable from each other only in terms of the social conditions that cause them and the behavior they in turn causes. So even if the meaning of a given piece of music is the emotion it elicits, this can mean only that music produces the core of a given emotion, for music is merely sound and, therefore, by itself creates neither social conditions nor human behavior.

The claim that music is merely sound plays which one of the following roles in the theorist's argument?

(A) It is a generalization a particular instance of which is cited by the argument in order to undermine the viewpoint that the argument is attacking.

(B) It is a portion of the conclusion drawn in the argument.

(C) It is a claim that is offered as partial support for the argument's conclusion.

(D) It is a generalization the truth of which is claimed to be necessary to establish the conclusion of the argument.

(E) It is a hypothesis that must be rejected, according to the argument, because it is inconsistent with certain evidence.


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New post 25 Aug 2018, 06:32
The answer should be C as its not a evidence and can be consider as partial support.
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New post 25 Aug 2018, 08:54
sujaysinha7 wrote:
The answer should be C as its not a evidence and can be consider as partial support.


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However, the reason to eliminate 'D' is NOt clear. Whatever the option 'D" states can NOT and should NOT be ignored unless a solid logical reason exists.
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New post 26 Aug 2018, 22:13
AshutoshB wrote:
Theorist: Hatred and anger, grief and despair, love and joy are pairs of emotions that consist of the same core feeling and are distinguishable from each other only in terms of the social conditions that cause them and the behavior they in turn causes. So even if the meaning of a given piece of music is the emotion it elicits, this can mean only that music produces the core of a given emotion, for music is merely sound and, therefore, by itself creates neither social conditions nor human behavior.

The claim that music is merely sound plays which one of the following roles in the theorist's argument?

(A) It is a generalization a particular instance of which is cited by the argument in order to undermine the viewpoint that the argument is attacking.

(B) It is a portion of the conclusion drawn in the argument.

(C) It is a claim that is offered as partial support for the argument's conclusion.

(D) It is a generalization the truth of which is claimed to be necessary to establish the conclusion of the argument.

(E) It is a hypothesis that must be rejected, according to the argument, because it is inconsistent with certain evidence.


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This is what my note looks like:
Claim -> condition + conclusion -> reason 2 support conclusion (trigger word: for)

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Music is merely sound, by no means this is a generalization, hence A & D out
E: it might be a hypothesis, but the argument doesnt reject this but need it to support the conclusion
B: it is a premise going in the same direction with the conclusion, it is not a portion of the conclusion (seem weird to me, a conclusion is a conclusion, what is it with the 'portion of conclusion' thing)
C: make sense, a claim, and support the conclusion
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