One should not commit coldblooded murder of innocent children

This argument contains the words 'immoral', and 'innocent', which are certainly value-laden. It would certainly be possible for someone to say, 'Who is to say what is immoral, or what is innocent?'. But the fact that these terms can present problems of application does not detract from the evident soundness of this argument.

Of course, it might be that if the government policy suggested by the argument about works of art were enacted, it would be very difficult to apply it, owing to the difficulty of identifying 'our finest' works of art. That might even constitute an argument against such a policy. But in order actually to engage with the argument, the critic must actually produce such arguments; merely to point out that an argument contains a problematic or vague term like 'fine work of art' is not enough, as shown by the murder example.

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