There are already more great artworks in the world than any human being could appreciate in a lifetime, works capable...

Zahra on July 16, 2018

Question 16

Why is D the correct answer and not B?

2 Replies

Mehran on July 19, 2018

@Zahra this is clearly a terrible argument. Just because the world already has more great artworks than any human could appreciate in their lifetime, this does not prevent a new work of art from enabling some people to feel more aesthetically fulfilled that they otherwise could.

This is an Errors in Reasoning question so we are looking for the answer choice that points out this logical fallacy.

The flaw here is assuming that a new work of art cannot allow a person to feel more aesthetically fulfilled than they otherwise could because the world already has more great artworks than any human could appreciate in their lifetime.

What if a person did not have access to any of these pre-existing great artworks but they did have access to a new work of art?

This is exactly what (D) says, i.e. "overlooks the possibility that the work of at least one contemporary artist is appreciated by many people whose access to the great majority of other artworks is severely restricted".

Hope that helps! Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Oscar on October 24 at 05:09AM

Why is answer E incorrect?