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24. There is little point in looking to artists for insights into political issues. Most of them hold political views that are less insightful than those of any reasonably well-educated person who is not an artist. Indeed, when taken as a whole, the statements made by artists, including those considered to be great, indicate that artistic talent and political insight are rarely found together.

Which one of the following can be inferred from the passage?

(A) There are no artists who have insights into political issues.

(B) A thorough education in art makers a person reasonably well educated.

(C) Every reasonably well-educated person who s not an artist has more insight into political issues than any artist.

(D) Politicians rarely have any artistic talent.

(E) Some artists are no less politically insightful than some reasonably well-educated persons who are not artists.
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New post 11 Feb 2004, 13:22
My choice is E. The most diplomatic statement.
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New post 11 Feb 2004, 13:23
You're 1 second too late Anandk :2gunfire:
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New post 11 Feb 2004, 13:24
Let us hope we are correct on this one unless kpadma has set some trap.
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New post 11 Feb 2004, 13:29
Bolis down to C and E...

I choose E..

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New post 11 Feb 2004, 13:43
I hesitated a bit on C but it cannot be the answer because from stimuli:
Most of them [artists] hold political views that are less insightful than those of any reasonably well-educated person who is not an artist.

Therefore, we cannot conclude that:
Every reasonably well-educated person who s not an artist has more insight into political issues than any artist.
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I thought the problem with C is "any artist" at the end.
Was it a LSAT question ?
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Right, any artist is what is wrong and should have been bolded. But every person who's not an artist is also wrong because it because it means that all of them are better than artists
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C or E

for me, E would make sense:

E) Some artists are no less politically insightful than some reasonably well-educated persons who are not artists.

This sentence: Indeed, when taken as a whole, the statements made by artists, including those considered to be great, indicate that artistic talent and political insight are rarely found together. -> rarely means there is a realistic possibility. that means there ARE some artists no less ...
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I'm surprised LSAT questions have such flaws in their answers, especially those based on formal reasoning like this one. Not sure if the phrasing of the question - 'Which one of the following can be inferred' makes it ok but basic set theory shows that Option E does not follow logically.

Most can include 'all' too. While some clearly means greater than 0.

Still E is the best of the choices. Don't like that fact that LSAT makes some such lame jumps in logic, I thought only GMAT questions allow for loose logical reasoning.
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I'm surprised LSAT questions have such flaws in their answers, especially those based on formal reasoning like this one. Not sure if the phrasing of the question - 'Which one of the following can be inferred' makes it ok but basic set theory shows that Option E does not follow logically.

Most can include 'all' too. While some clearly means greater than 0.

Still E is the best of the choices. Don't like that fact that LSAT makes some such lame jumps in logic, I thought only GMAT questions allow for loose logical reasoning.


The statement "most of X" does not include "all of X" (otherwise one would say "all of X") at least in GMAT - the mathematical analogy that you are trying to draw here (most of something means greater than 50% of that thing, including 100% of that thing) may lead you to clicking on the wrong answer or at least spending a few seconds unnecessarily on the test day. It is beneficial to think that most of something is more than 50%, but less than 100%, because 100% of something would imply all of that thing.
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There is little point in looking to artists for insights into political issues. Most of them hold political views that are less insightful than those of any reasonably well-educated person who is not an artist. Indeed, when taken as a whole, the statements made by artists, including those considered to be great, indicate that artistic talent and political insight are rarely found together.

Which one of the following can be inferred from the passage?
(A) There are no artists who have insights into political issues.
(B) A thorough education in art makes a person reasonably well educated.
(C) Every reasonably well-educated person who is not an artist has more insight into political issues than any artist.
(D) Politicians rarely have any artistic talent.
(E) Some artists are no less politically insightful than some reasonably well-educated persons who are not artists.
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E is the closest -

A - There are no artists who have insights into
political issues. - wrong - statement says most - not all
B - A thorough education in art makes a person
reasonably well educated. - out of scope - we don't know what education in art does to a person - Wrong

C - Every reasonably well-educated person who is
not an artist has more insight into political issues than any artist. - Same - statement says most , not every or all - wrong
D - Politicians rarely have any artistic talent. - Statement does not say anything about politicians - wrong
E - Some artists are no less politically insightful
than some reasonably well-educated persons
who are not artists. - makes sense - most artists do not have insight - that means some do - CORRECT.
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IMHO,the following is my reasoning.
Please feel free to advise if anything is wrong :-)

nahid78 wrote:
There is little point in looking to artists for insights into political issues. Most of them hold political views that are less insightful than those of any reasonably well-educated person who is not an artist.Indeed, when taken as a whole, the statements made by artists, including those considered to be great,indicate that artistic talent and political insight are rarely found together.

Which one of the following can be inferred from the passage?
(A) There are no artists who have insights into political issues.
-- This choice is too strong.The passage mentioned that artists are less insightful in political issue,not that they have none at all.

(B) A thorough education in art makes a person reasonably well educated.
-- One of the premise states that artistic talent and political insight are rarely found together!!

(C) Every reasonably well-educated person who is not an artist has more insight into political issues than any artist.
-- The passage just mentions most of well-educated people have more insight!!

(D) Politicians rarely have any artistic talent.
-- We know nothing about the politicians.

(E) Some artists are no less politically insightful than some reasonably well-educated persons who are not artists.
-- CORRECT.
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IMHO,the following is my reasoning.
Please feel free to advise if anything is wrong :-)

nahid78 wrote:
There is little point in looking to artists for insights into political issues. Most of them hold political views that are less insightful than those of any reasonably well-educated person who is not an artist.Indeed, when taken as a whole, the statements made by artists, including those considered to be great,indicate that artistic talent and political insight are rarely found together.

Which one of the following can be inferred from the passage?
(A) There are no artists who have insights into political issues.
-- This choice is too strong.The passage mentioned that artists are less insightful in political issue,not that they have none at all.

(B) A thorough education in art makes a person reasonably well educated.
-- One of the premise states that artistic talent and political insight are rarely found together!!

(C) Every reasonably well-educated person who is not an artist has more insight into political issues than any artist.
-- The passage just mentions most of well-educated people have more insight!!

(D) Politicians rarely have any artistic talent.
-- We know nothing about the politicians.

(E) Some artists are no less politically insightful than some reasonably well-educated persons who are not artists.
-- CORRECT.



It is very hard to understand E is the correct answer. Ans choice E says that "some artists are no less politically insightful" which means some are politically insightful than reasonably educated persons. The stimulus says " Most of them hold political views that are less insightful than those of any reasonably well-educated person who is not an artist"
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It is very hard to understand E is the correct answer. Ans choice E says that "some artists are no less politically insightful" which means some are politically insightful than reasonably educated persons. The stimulus says " Most of them hold political views that are less insightful than those of any reasonably well-educated person who is not an artist"


So, you are missing one point here.

If I am saying MOST of them are less insightful, This would mean atleast 1 is there who is no less insightful.

Say I have total 100 artists. I am saying 99 are less insightful (Take this as MOST are), it means atleast 1 is there who is no less or more insightful. Hence, E makes sense here.
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