The author's stance toward Rawl's theory is most accurately described as one of

on August 6 at 08:46PM

D and E

How are D and E different? I struggled with choosing between the two for a while.

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Shunhe on August 7 at 01:28AM

Hi @fable,

Thanks for the question! So we’re asked here about the author’s stance toward Rawls’s theory. This is a question where the two contenders, (D) and (E), are honestly quite close. Still, there are a few things that make (E) a better answer choice than (D), and since we have to pick the best answer choice on the LSAT, we have to go with (E), even though (D) might be an adequate answer in a world where answer choice (E) didn’t exist.

So first of all, (D) talks about how the author is enthusiastic about the aims of Rawls’s theory, but has doubts about its practicality. Sure, the author has doubts. But is the issue here specifically with practicality? Not really. And is the author just enthusiastic about the AIMS of Rawls’s theory? No, the author is more enthusiastic about the general idea overall, as opposed to the specific aims. Compare that with (E), which doesn’t have these problems. These factors make it a better answer choice and the correct answer for this question.

Hope this helps! Feel free to ask any other questions that you might have.