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Ethicist: The general principle-if one ought to do something then one

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Ethicist: The general principle-if one ought to do something then one can do it-does not always hold true. This may be seen by considering an example. Suppose someone promises to meet a friend at a certain time, but-because of an unforeseen traffic jam-it is impossible to do so.

Which one of the following is an assumption required by the ethicist's argument?

[A] If a person failed to do something she or he ought to have done, then that person failed to do something that she or he promised to do.

[B] Only an event like an unforeseen traffic jam could excuse a person from the obligation to keep a promise

[C] If there is something that a person ought not do, then it is something that that person is capable of not doing.

[D] The obligation created by a promise is not relieved by the fact that the promise cannot be kept.

[E] If an event like an unforeseen traffic jam interferes with someone's keeping a promise, then that person should not have made the promise, to begin with.

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Originally posted by AshutoshB on 18 Sep 2018, 01:14.
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I think that there is a mix up in Answer Choices B and C, can you please look into it ?
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I think that there is a mix up in Answer Choices B and C, can you please look into it ?


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New post 18 Sep 2018, 10:29
Can you please guide me through the specific rules for solving these kind of questions?
The answer option I chose is D.
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Can someone please explain how D is the right answer.

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New post 18 Sep 2018, 23:19
Could anyone explain the answer choice for the question?
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