PT 50, LR 2 (Sec. 4), Q. 6: WHY am I not getting this?

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RaleighStClair
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PT 50, LR 2 (Sec. 4), Q. 6: WHY am I not getting this?

Postby RaleighStClair » Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:17 pm

Of course the hardest problem for me on this section is in the first 10 questions. Apparently everyone else found it to be easy, as there's virtually nothing on the interwebz about it.

For question 6, I just do not understand how M's claim suggests E's premise could be used to support a conflicting conclusion. What is the conflicting conclusion? Is it that democracy is NOT the best form of government? (LMK if I'm including too many specifics in this - not sure of the protocol).

I chose D, as an unsure guessish response, fwiw.

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Re: PT 50, LR 2 (Sec. 4), Q. 6: WHY am I not getting this?

Postby timmydoeslsat » Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:30 pm

Elena states that the best form of government is one that fosters the belief in its citizens that they actually have a say in how the government operates. She then concludes that democracy is the best form of government.

Marsha then tells Elena that there are many situations other than just democracy in which that belief is fostered. So her statement suggests that democracy is not the only one that fits that bill. According to what Elena stated, we would then accept the idea that all of those governments that facilitate this belief are in fact the best form of government.

Please tell me if you would like me to explain this more.

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Re: PT 50, LR 2 (Sec. 4), Q. 6: WHY am I not getting this?

Postby RaleighStClair » Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:34 pm

OHHHHH. Haha ok thank you very much! The conflicting conclusion is that there are more governments than just democracies that could qualify Elena's premise.

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Re: PT 50, LR 2 (Sec. 4), Q. 6: WHY am I not getting this?

Postby timmydoeslsat » Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:10 pm

Exactly. Notice that we do not know that Marsha would say "Democracy is not the best form."

Marsha is saying that there are other candidates that fit the bill described in the statement Elena gave.




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