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December 2017 LSAT
Which one of the following most accurately expresses the main point of the passage?
on September 1 at 02:47PM
Why is D correct? Why is C incorrect?
on September 1 at 06:21PM
C is incorrect because the passage does not tell us how other Social Darwinists stand. We know that Gilman believes that the theoretical debate has important practical implications, but we are not provided with any information on the views of other Social Darwinists.
D is correct because it is supported by lines 23 to 56. Gilman held that "it is possible for us to contribute consciously to the evolutionary process" and that "since a prime source of social evolution is human work...one of the primary ethical responsibilities of a person is to identify and engage in work that is societally relevant and that makes the best use of that person's talents." The final paragraph of the passage tells us that Gilman "urges women to further social evolution by collectively working toward a reorganization of society," a central goal of which "would be the abandonment of gender-specific work roles and hierarchical relationships."
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on December 30 at 11:42PM
C is tempting because we are, in fact, given the views of other social darwinists:
"Some of these
(10)Social Darwinist theorists held that the nature of
.human social interactions is strictly determined by the
.process of biological evolution, and that it is futile to
.try to meddle with the competitive struggle for
.existence and the survival of the fittest. Another, more
(15)activist group of Social Darwinists held that although
.changes in human societies, like those that occur in
.biological species, do constitute a sort of evolution,
.this evolution at the level of a human society need not
.be competitive, but can emerge through collective
(20)action within society."
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