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."

Hope that clears things up! Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Danielle on August 28 at 08:18PM

Why not B?