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Flaw in the Reasoning. The correct answer choice is (D)
Here the author comes to the conclusion that contemporary artists are incorrect when they believe
that their works let many people feel more aesthetically fulfilled than they otherwise could. The
author thinks this because there already exist in the world more great works of art than any person
could appreciate in a lifetime.
The author’s conclusion is based on the assumption that people have access to existing art. What
matters to the author’s argument is not so much the number of works of art, but rather people’s
access to the artwork.
This is a Flaw question. We can prephrase that the correct answer choice will discuss the author’s
assumption that people have access to the existing works of art.
Answer choice (A): This answer choice is incorrect because it contradicts the stimulus, in which the
author told us that all of the artists believe this.
Answer choice (B): While the author did reference many people, the stimulus said nothing about
Answer choice (C): This answer choice is incorrect because the argument says nothing about the
value of artwork.
Answer choice (D): This is the correct answer choice, because it describes the author’s assumption
that people actually have access to art work other than that of contemporary artists. While it does
not say this expressly, the answer choice approaches the same idea from the reverse perspective, that
at least one contemporary artist’s work may be appreciated by people with very severely restricted
access to other works of art.
Answer choice (E): The argument did not address the effect of artwork as a whole on the
appreciation of any individual work of art.