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Experts musicologists believe that Beethoven wrote his last piano sonata in 1824, three years before his death. However, the manuscript of a piano sonata was recently discovered that bears Beethoven's name and dates from 1825. Clearly, the experts are mistaken because, not every piece that Beethoven wrote was catalogued in his lifetime, and it is known that Beethoven continued to compose until just weeks before his death.

The reasoning in the argument is most vulnerable to which of the following criticisms ?

A

That either of two things could have occurred independently is taken to show that those two things could not have occurred simultaneously.

B

An inconsistency that, as presented, has more than one possible resolution is treated as though only one resolution is possible.

C

Establishing that a certain event occurred is confused with having established the cause of that event.

D

A claim that has a very general application is based entirely on evidence form a narrowly restricted range of cases.

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An inconsistency that, as presented, has more than one possible resolution is treated as though only one resolution is possible.

An inconsistency that ,as presented has more than one possible resolution is treated as trough only one resolution is possible.

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