Politician: Most of those at the meeting were not persuaded by Kuyler's argument, nor should they have been, for Kuy...

lostsoul on January 4, 2017


I don't understand this question at all

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Mehran on January 15, 2017

@lostsoul the flaw in this argument is rejecting Kuyler's argument that implied that it would be improper to enter into a contract with the government solely because Kuyler's company has had numerous lucrative contracts with the government.

Here is the exact same flaw in a different argument:

"John argued that we should quit smoking because it is bad for our health. But John smokes cigarettes so his argument is incorrect."

Notice this is exactly what (C) says, "It rejects an argument merely on the grounds that the arguer has not behaved in a way that is consistent with the argument."

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