QUESTION TEXT: Philosopher: People are not intellectually well suited…
QUESTION TYPE: Flawed Reasoning/Necessary Assumption
CONCLUSION: We can only find happiness in small political units like villages.
REASONING: We’re not intellectually well suited to live in large, bureaucratic societies.
ANALYSIS: This is a bad argument because there isn’t necessarily any link between being intellectually suited for a society and being happy.
- CORRECT. It might be possible to be happy even if you aren’t intellectually well suited for something.
- They didn’t assume this. They just said that those places offer us our best chance to be happy. It doesn’t mean the purpose of those places is to make us happy.
- Nay. They just said that we can’t be happy in any society that does happen to be both bureaucratic and large.
- Actually the argument is doubtful that we can find happiness even in such places. It said “if at all.”
- The argument didn’t claim that we would be willing to go there. The philosopher just pointed out that we would never be happy if we stayed in our current society.
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