Critic: An art historian argues that because fifteenth- century European paintings were generally more planimetric (t...

Dalton on October 22 at 01:49PM

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Ben on October 22 at 05:41PM

Hi xDaltonLaney, thanks for the question!

This question presents an idea that is worth noting for the future. The critic concludes that the art historian is wrong because he showed that his evidence is weak. We cannot conclude that the art critic is wrong simply because his reasoning was mistaken. It is possible that he is still right, but as the result of some other reason.

When reasoning is weak, the argument is weakened. Not necessarily false.

Hope this helps!