Jenkins maintains that the movie Firepower was not intended to provoke antisocial behavior, arguing that, on the cont...

Anonymous on September 4, 2014

E doesn't make sense

I don't get why E. Please help!

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Melody on December 30, 2014

The conclusion of the argument is: Jenkin's conclusion--that the movie Firepower was not intended to provoke antisocial behavior and that it is in the interest of Firepower's director to prevent such behavior--must be rejected.

Why? "The movie has clearly produced antisocial behavior among many of those who have seen it."

There is a huge gap in reasoning here. Just because an effect occurred does not mean that that effect was intended. This is exactly what answer choice (E) is saying: "concludes from the mere fact that an action had a certain effect that the effect was intended by the person who performed the action."

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