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Which of the Following, If True, Contradicts Luis Borges’ Perception About Library? - Logical Reasoning

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Read the following passage and answer the question that follows:

The blind Argentinean librarian and writer Jorge Luis Borges imagined paradise to be a kind of library. At the turn of the century, a lot of us were concerned about the future of books with digital publishing becoming the norm of the day. But people continue to read books, whether as a bound copy or as e-books on their handheld readers or tabs. What has changed perhaps is the drive to read, or rather the motivation. Relevance of the subject matter now impacts the reading contours of the people.

Which of the following, if true, contradicts Luis Borges’ perception about library?

Options

  • A library has the potential to enhance the dissemination of knowledge and understanding of concepts by individuals.

  • A library is the most appropriate agency to facilitate transfer of learning and synthesis of knowledge.

  • The type of books that are kept in a library is determined by vested interests of those in power.

  • Most monarchs from across the world spent significant time in libraries and read scriptures, books and discourses.

Solution

The type of books that are kept in a library is determined by vested interests of those in power.

Explanation:

The type of books that are kept in a library is determined by vested interests of those in power if true indicates that a library might act as an agency of propaganda and not a repository of knowledge. Hence, it is not a desirable state.

A library has the potential to enhance the dissemination of knowledge and understanding of concepts by individuals and a library is the most appropriate agency to facilitate transfer of learning and synthesis of knowledge actually strengthen the perception that was stated by Luis Borges.

Most monarchs from across the world spent significant time in libraries and read scriptures, books and discourses are out of scope.

Concept: Statement and Assumption (Entrance Exam)
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