DISCUSSION: In the third paragraph, the critics claim that intellectual authority often depends on institutions (line 28-30).
The rest of the paragraph is an extended example supporting that claim. Line 30 says “for example”.
- The first paragraph defined the two types of authority.
- Not at all. The musicologists’ argument was accepted by their institution.
- Which “genius” was later found out to be not a genius? This is not at all what happens.
- CORRECT. The example supports the general claim made at the start of the paragraph. The musicologists’ authority was institutional, in disguise.
- The musicologists are just an example. The critics don’t really care about musicologists; they could easily have used another example to prove their point.
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