LR help with question

ahri
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LR help with question

Postby ahri » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:12 am

preptest 26 section 2 #21

Why is b wrong?

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LionelHutzJD
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Re: LR help with question

Postby LionelHutzJD » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:14 am

because one of the other three is right

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Zensack
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Re: LR help with question

Postby Zensack » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:29 am

I might be able to tell you if you'd posted the question.

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Re: LR help with question

Postby LionelHutzJD » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:41 am

haha wow someone ACTUALLY had a worse reply than mine.

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Re: LR help with question

Postby Cerebro » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:20 am

ahri wrote:preptest 26 section 2 #21

Why is b wrong?


What Choice B points out as the conclusion is not the actual conclusion that is drawn by Ziegler's attorney, but rather one of his premises: Choice B says that the attorney concludes that there is a lack of evidence to support that Ziegler was sane at the time of the shooting, only that he was sane AFTER the shooting had happened. But, the attorney's conclusion is that Ziegler was insane at the time of the shooting. The referenced lack of evidence for the time the shooting occurred is, therefore, the main premise in the attorney's argument.

In a nutshell, the attorney's argument goes like this:

There is evidence that my client was sane AFTER the shooting, but there is no evidence that he was sane AT THE TIME of the shooting. Therefore, he was insane at the time of the shooting.

Choice B is wrong for a couple of reasons: 1) it misstates the attorney's conclusion; and 2) it addresses only a premise that was used by the attorney and not an actual flaw in his reasoning, which led to the conclusion that his client was insane.




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