Which one of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?
- Most of the techniques that help people exercise can also help people create other habits.
- People generally do not find it easy to deceive themselves.
- A physician is justified in deceiving a client whenever doing so is likely to make the client healthier.
- People tend to believe whatever physicians tell them.
- The more the relevant danger is exaggerated, the more likely one is to begin healthy habits.
Question type: Assumption
Difficulty level: Medium
Summary of the argument: The argument states that they must be deceived by either a physician or a third party for a specific strategy to work. The argument ignores the possibility that individuals can deceive themselves.
- This is irrelevant to the argument at hand.
- This is correct as it addresses the gap in the logic of the argument.
- That a physician is justified to do so is irrelevant to the argument at hand.
- This while relevant does not help bridge the gap between the evidence and conclusion of this argument.
- This is stated in the argument and therefore does not suggest any assumption the argument might have.