Logical Reasoning - Statement and Conclusion - Discussion
In each question below is given a statement followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then consider the two conclusions together and decide which of them logically follows beyond a reasonable doubt from the information given in the statement.
- (A) If only conclusion I follows
- (B) If only conclusion II follows
- (C) If either I or II follows
- (D) If neither I nor II follows and
- (E) If both I and II follow.
Statements: Modern man influences his destiny by the choice he makes unlike in the past.
- Earlier there were fewer options available to man.
- There was no desire in the past to influence the destiny.
The statement suggests that modern man influences his destiny through the choices he makes, implying that there is a greater sense of agency and influence over one's destiny compared to the past.
Now, let's evaluate the conclusions:
Conclusion I: Earlier there were fewer options available to men. This conclusion logically follows from the given statement. If modern man influences his destiny through choices, it implies that there are more options available to him than there were in the past. Therefore, this conclusion logically follows from the information provided.
Conclusion II: There was no desire in the past to influence destiny. This conclusion cannot be logically inferred from the given statement. The statement does not provide information about the past desires or motivations of individuals. It only contrasts the influence of choices on destiny between modern times and the past.
In conclusion, Conclusion I logically follows from the given statement, while Conclusion II does not.
Is it like they talked about modern man so they assumed that they were not having much option for them in past?