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Walter: For the economically privileged in a society to tolerate an injustice perpetrated against one of society’s disadvantaged is not only just morally wrong but also shortsighted: a system that inflicts an injustice on a disadvantaged person today can equally well inflict that same injustice on a well-to-do person tomorrow.
Larissa: In our society, the wealthy as well as the well-educated can protect themselves against all sorts of injustices suffered by the less well-off. Allowing such injustices to persist is bad policy not because it places everyone at equal risk of injustice but because it is a potent source of social unrest.

Larissa responds to Walter by doing which one of the following?
(A) giving reason to doubt the truth of Walter’s conclusion
(B) drawing implausible consequences from Walter’s assumptions
(C) questioning Walter’s authority to address matters of social policy
(D) providing an alternative reason for accepting the truth of Walter’s conclusion
(E) charging Walter with stopping short of recognizing the full implications of his position
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Walter: For the economically privileged in a society to tolerate an injustice perpetrated against one of society’s disadvantaged is not only just morally wrong but also shortsighted: a system that inflicts an injustice on a disadvantaged person today can equally well inflict that same injustice on a well-to-do person tomorrow.
Larissa: In our society, the wealthy as well as the well-educated can protect themselves against all sorts of injustices suffered by the less well-off. Allowing such injustices to persist is bad policy not because it places everyone at equal risk of injustice but because it is a potent source of social unrest.


Larissa responds to Walter by providing an alternate consequence of the injustice, please see bolded

Larissa responds to Walter by doing which one of the following?
(A) giving reason to doubt the truth of Walter’s conclusion - Larissa doesn't doubt Walter's conclusion
(B) drawing implausible consequences from Walter’s assumptions - she does not draw consequences, she claims something or provides an alternate cause
(C) questioning Walter’s authority to address matters of social policy - She does not question Walter's conclusion, but instead is agreeing at the end
(D) providing an alternative reason for accepting the truth of Walter’s conclusion - exactly what Larissa is doing here
(E) charging Walter with stopping short of recognizing the full implications of his position - She is not charging anything at Walter

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The structure used by Larissa is ------> not because x but because y.

She is basically replacing the Walter's reason with her own reason. But the conclusion is the same - society should not inflict injustice on a disadvantaged person.

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D :-D

a. Not mentioned in the question.
b. she does not make conclusions
c. Not mentioned in the question.
d. correct
e. Not mentioned in the question.
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It is clear that Walter has made a conclusion that " a system that inflicts an injustice on a economically disadvantaged person today can equally well inflict that same injustice on a well-to-do person tomorrow". This means that economically priviledged (wealthy and the well educated) people are no longer safe.
In his first statement Walter says economic priviledged people tolerating injustice to the less priviledged is shortsighted. And then he makes his above conclusion.


Coming to Larissa - She clearly disapproves of the conclusion made by Walter and says that economically priviledged people do protect themselves. In the second statement she goes on to give a reason for her disapproval which is " that the act of EP to protect themselves is bad not because it places EP and ED at equal risk but because it will cause a social unrest (Larissa's reason for EP not to be intolerant to ED's state of having to accept injustices"

Hence A best captures the possible answer. I hope I have conveyed the OA being right in simple terms.

Have to admit that this is one of the most tricky questions I have done..I was into picking between D and E. Then saw the OA and started thinking of the answer.. very gud question...

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I pick D :D

Arguments:

Larissa agree with Walter's conlusion but for different reason.

A - She doesn't doubt Walter reason -> WRONG
B - She doesn't talk about consequences from Walter's points -> WRONG
C - She doesn't question Walter -> WRONG
D - She agrees with his conlusion, but provide different reason -> CORRECT
E - She doesn't charge Walter anything -> WRONG

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D. Larissa is providing other reasons why Walter's conclusion is correct.

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D........agree with above explanations

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D it is...

Larissa responds to Walter by doing which one of the following?
(A) giving reason to doubt the truth of Walter’s conclusion -- doesnt doubt walter's conclusion

(B) drawing implausible consequences from Walter’s assumptions -- no conclusions in her statement

(C) questioning Walter’s authority to address matters of social policy --
doesnt address walter in her statement

(D) providing an alternative reason for accepting the truth of Walter’s conclusion -- correct

(E) charging Walter with stopping short of recognizing the full implications of his position -- doesnt address walter in her statement

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Larissa accepts walters argument, but gives a different conclusion to the arg
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D ..done earlier as well

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Walter: X is happening. It is bad. Because it would lead to Y
Larissa: X is happening, Agreed! It is bad, Agreed! It would lead to Y, Not agreed. It would lead to Z.

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New post 30 Aug 2017, 11:07
D makes sense to me now, even though I still thinks Lisa disagrees with Walter on the first half of the argument. It turns out that both of them are on the same side.

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