QUESTION TEXT: Robinson: Wexell says that the museum wasted…
QUESTION TYPE: Flawed Reasoning
CONCLUSION: The museum didn’t waste money.
REASONING: Displaying the items is the only way to show them to the public.
ANALYSIS: The argument completely ignored Wexell’s criticism that the objects have no value outside of a performance.
Wexell would say there’s no point showing these objects to the public, since they can’t be used in a performance.
- This is a completely different error. It’s like saying: ‘Everyone I saw today is young. So the entire city must be young.’
- CORRECT. Wexell doesn’t care about displaying the objects. He thinks they’re useless if they’re not used in a performance.
- Robinson didn’t attack Wexell personally. In fact, he ignored Wexell completely.
- This is a different error. It’s like saying ‘we won’t send humans to Mars because we haven’t proven we can’.
- This is a different argument. It’s like saying you need a 180 and a 4.3 GPA to get to law school, just because those are (usually) sufficient to get to law school.
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