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#15 - Global Reference, Must Be True, Author's Perspective

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hlee18
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Hello,

Under blind review, I went to go with C, instead of A. Looking back into it, I think C has problems that both the argument and one or more of the premise is rejected. Is C not a good answer choice because passage B doesn't reject any premises of passage A?

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Hi H. Lee,

Exactly! Questions like this are designed to see if LSAT takers are capable of matching all the elements of an argument quickly and efficiently, just as a practicing attorney must.

Passage B actually accepts the premise that passage A presents about brain chemistry determining actions in ways that undermine the idea of "free will" and culpability (lines 48-50), so it should be immediately suspect on that account alone. (A) grants that passage B accepts this premise, but argues that in spite of it the argument in passage A is likely infeasible, exactly as passage B does.

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Hi James,

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