Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

Each question given below consists of a statement, followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a 'strong' argument and which is a 'weak' argument.

Give answer:

  • (A) If only argument I is strong
  • (B) If only argument II is strong
  • (C) If either I or II is strong
  • (D) If neither I nor II is strong and
  • (E) If both I and II are strong.

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Statement: Should fashionable dresses be banned?

Arguments:

  1. Yes. Fashions keep changing and hence consumption of cloth increases.
  2. No. Fashionable clothes are a person's self expression and therefore his/her fundamental right.

[A]. Only argument I is strong
[B]. Only argument II is strong
[C]. Either I or II is strong
[D]. Neither I nor II is strong
[E]. Both I and II are strong

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Clearly, imposing ban on fashionable dresses will be a restriction on the personal choice and hence the right to freedom of an individual. So, only argument II is strong.

Vanessa said: (Jul 16, 2015)  
I don't understand the explanation. This is an interpretation and opinion. Not a logical conclusion based on the given information.

It depends on the context you are thinking in - if you are thinking in the context of capitalism, then this is correct. If you are thinking in the context of environmentally friendly concepts then A might be correct, too.

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