QUESTION TYPE: Role in Argument
CONCLUSION: Ambiguity inspires interpretation.
REASONING: The phrase “We are the measure of all things” is given as an example of the conclusion. The phrase is ambiguous and so we attempt to interpret it.
ANALYSIS: If there are no conclusion words such as “thus” and “therefore” then the first sentence of an argument is often the conclusion.
The claim that “we are the measure of all things” is just an example that illustrates the conclusion.
- No, it is the conclusion. The example supports it.
- The claim is an illustration of the conclusion. This answer choice gets it backwards.
- No, it is the argument’s conclusion.
- CORRECT. The phrase “we are the measure of all things” is ambiguous and demands interpretation. This example supports the claim that everything is ambiguous.
- The argument doesn’t claim that ambiguity or interpretation are problems.
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