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Ethicist: In a recent judicial decision, a contractor was ordered to make restitution to a company because of a bungled construction job, even though the company had signed a written agreement prior to entering into the contract that the contractor would not be financially liable should the task not be adequately performed. Thus, it was morally wrong for the company to change its mind and seek restitution.
Which one of the following principles, if valid, most helps to justify the ethicist’s reasoning?
(A) It is morally wrong for one party not to abide by its part of an agreement only if the other party abides by its part of the agreement.
(B) It is morally wrong to seek a penalty for an action for which the agent is unable to make restitution.
(C) It is morally wrong for one person to seek to penalize another person for an action that the first person induced the other person to perform.
(D) It is morally wrong to ignore the terms of an agreement that was freely undertaken only if there is clear evidence that the agreement was legally permissible.
(E) It is morally wrong to seek compensation for an action performed in the context of a promise to forgo such compensation.

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But i do not agree. I think it should be.

What's your take?
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Ethicist: In a recent judicial decision, a contractor was ordered to make restitution to a company because of a bungled construction job, even though the company had signed a written agreement prior to entering into the contract that the contractor would not be financially liable should the task not be adequately performed. Thus, it was morally wrong for the company to change its mind and seek restitution.
Which one of the following principles, if valid, most helps to justify the ethicist’s reasoning?
(A) It is morally wrong for one party not to abide by its part of an agreement only if the other party abides by its part of the agreement.
(B) It is morally wrong to seek a penalty for an action for which the agent is unable to make restitution.
(C) It is morally wrong for one person to seek to penalize another person for an action that the first person induced the other person to perform.
(D) It is morally wrong to ignore the terms of an agreement that was freely undertaken only if there is clear evidence that the agreement was legally permissible.
(E) It is morally wrong to seek compensation for an action performed in the context of a promise to forgo such compensation.

answer is :

But i do not agree. I think it should be.

What's your take?


I agree with B. That was my guess. The reason the contract was entered into was because restitution, in the form of fixing a job, could not be done, or would not be done, once the project is completed. The company should have stopped construction if the job was not satisfactory prior to completion.
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New post 09 May 2010, 09:19
Somehow i don't agree with B.
I think the answer should be E.
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New post 09 May 2010, 12:02
cant be B. There is no clue in the premise about the ability of the contractor to make restitution.
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New post 09 May 2010, 12:45
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cant be B. There is no clue in the premise about the ability of the contractor to make restitution.


I can't say you guys are necessarily wrong. Honestly, if the question is not from OG, there is always the possibility an answer is incorrect.
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What is the source?? E clearly seems the right answer. :-(
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Even I agree with E, lagomez, what is the OA?
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(E) It is morally wrong to seek compensation for an action performed in the context of a promise to forgo such compensation--it is wrong 4 the company seeking compensation 4 an action performed in what context ? in the context of a promise where the company is to forgo(do without) such compensation.--this is absurd, OOS

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OA is E

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This is really really hard question.
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Somehow i feel it's D :( Can somebody explain why the correct answer is B and not D or E (as pointed out by others). Thanks!
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Ethicist: In a recent judicial decision, a contractor was ordered to make restitution to a company because of a bungled construction job, even though the company had signed a written agreement prior to entering into the contract that the contractor would not be financially liable should the task not be adequately performed. Thus, it was morally wrong for the company to change its mind and seek restitution.
Which one of the following principles, if valid, most helps to justify the ethicist’s reasoning?
(A) It is morally wrong for one party not to abide by its part of an agreement only if the other party abides by its part of the agreement.
(B) It is morally wrong to seek a penalty for an action for which the agent is unable to make restitution.
(C) It is morally wrong for one person to seek to penalize another person for an action that the first person induced the other person to perform.
(D) It is morally wrong to ignore the terms of an agreement that was freely undertaken only if there is clear evidence that the agreement was legally permissible.
(E) It is morally wrong to seek compensation for an action performed in the
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