Art critic: Criticism focuses on two issues: first, whether the value of an artwork is intrinsic to the work; and s...

on June 6, 2019

C vs D

Can someone explain why D is incorrect? Thanks!

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Ravi on June 6, 2019


Happy to help. Let's look at (C) and (D).

(D) says, "judgments about intrinsic value are always objective"

The problem with (D) is that we're concerned not with intrinsic value,
but with extrinsic value. The entire argument deals with what it means
if the value in question is not intrinsic. Thus, we can get rid of

(C) says, "judgments about extrinsic value cannot be objective"

The argument in the stimulus makes the assumption that if the value is
extrinsic, then it must be a matter of taste (that is, not objective).
(C) captures the dubious leap of faith that the argument in the
stimulus makes, so it's the correct answer choice.

Does this make sense? Let us know if you have any other questions!