DISCUSSION: The author is fairly neutral, but seems to agree with Dworkin. They present Dworkin’s criticisms of the other two legal theories, and the author never criticizes Dworkin. The author seems quite certain in everything they say; they don’t hedge their opinions.
Later in the passage, the author is explicit in agreeing with Dworkin. See line 45, for example. They say Dworkin has spotted a mistake the positivists make.
- CORRECT. The author never disagrees with Dworkin, and they agree with Dworkin explicitly in the final paragraph. See line 45 and lines 49-53.
- Find me a single word of caution or criticism, and you can choose this answer choice. If you can’t find a word of criticism, then why choose this answer? Dworkin’s theory is presented in paragraph 3, and it’s never criticized.
- Same as B. Dworkin’s theory is explained in paragraph 3, without criticism. And in paragraph 4, the author agrees with Dworkin.
- Lines 45 and lines 49-53 disprove this. The author agrees with Dworkin’s critiques, and they don’t say anything about originality.
- The author makes no prediction on which theory will win. In lines 1-2 they do argue that Dworkin is afraid positivism will win, as opposed to Dworkin’s theory. There’s no support for this answer.
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