"Some Men Are Certainly Intelligent, Others Are Certainly Not Intelligent, but of Intermediate Men Which of the Following Most Accurately Reflects the Intention of the Writer of the Above? - Logical Reasoning

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MCQ

Answer the question based on the information given.
"Some men are certainly intelligent, others are certainly not intelligent, but of intermediate men, we should say, 'intelligent'? Yes, I think, so or no, I shouldn't be inclined to call him intelligent."
Which of the following most accurately reflects the intention of the writer of the above?

Options

  • To call men intelligent who are not strikingly so must be to use the concept with undue imprecision

  • Every empirical concept has a degree of vagueness

  • Calling someone intelligent or not depends upon one's whim

  • There is no need to be as indecisive as the writer of the above

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Solution

The Writer clearly states in the last part of his statement, that he should or should not be inclined to call him intelligent. The only option, which reflects that intention, is the first option and this is the answer. So, To call men intelligent who are not strikingly so must be to use the concept with undue imprecision is the correct option.
Other options are vague.

Concept: Analytical and Logical Reseasoning
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