Verbal Ability – Summary – Aesthetic political representation urges us to realize


Slot – 1 – VA


Q. The passage given below is followed by four alternate summaries. Choose the option that best captures the essence of the passage.

Aesthetic political representation urges us to realize that ‘the representative has autonomy with regard to the people represented’ but autonomy then is not an excuse to abandon one’s responsibility. Aesthetic autonomy requires cultivation of ‘disinterestedness’ on the part of actors which is not indifference. To have disinterestedness, that is, to have comportment towards the beautiful that is devoid of all ulterior references to use – requires a kind of aesthetic commitment; it is the liberation of ourselves for the release of what has proper worth only in itself.

  1. Disinterestedness, as distinct from indifference, is the basis of political representation.
  2. Aesthetic political representation advocates autonomy for the representatives drawing from disinterestedness, which itself is different from indifference
  3. Aesthetic political representation advocates autonomy for the representatives manifested through disinterestedness which itself is different from indifference.
  4. Disinterestedness is different from indifference as the former means a non-subjective evaluation of things which is what constitutes aesthetic political representation.
Answer: 2
Solutions:
Options 1 and 4 do not mention “aesthetic political representation” nor do they state its meaning. They can both be therefore eliminated.
Between options 2 and 3, both convey similar meanings but option 2 is more concise.
Hence, the correct answer is option 2.


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