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.
- (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.
Statement: Should India have no military force at all?
- No. Other countries in the world do not believe in non-violence.
- Yes. Many Indians believe in non-violence.
However; I feel that #2 is also correct, but this partially hinges on what constitutes a military (if you consider para-military to be military and the legal interpretations of "defence force" as used in Japan) , as well as what constitutes a strong argument and whether or not you have to accept the premise of the argument as being valid (that is, I can simultaneously see #II as having grounds for strong argument, after all a government "for the people by the people" should be able to act in accordance with its beliefs; and while I hold that true I also hold that a military is still required - and thus I hold that a strong argument does not necessitate that it be required to be absolutely true).
Although I do hold that this answer is logically incorrect as explained in the first paragraph, as the "Correct" answers explanation is not reconcilable with #1 being incorrect.