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It is often said that people should be rewarded for doing a given job

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It is often said that people should be rewarded for doing a given job in proportion to the effort it costs them to do it. However, a little reflection will show that this is, in fact, a very bad idea, since it would mean that those people with the least skill or natural aptitude for a particular task would be the ones given the most incentive to do it.

Which one of the following argumentative strategies is used above?

(A) stating a general principle and then presenting reasons in favor of adopting it

(B) providing evidence that where the principle under discussion has been adopted, the results usually have been undesirable

(C) demonstrating that a consequence that had been assumed to follow from the principle under consideration need not follow from it

(D) attempting to undermine a general principle by arguing that undesirable consequences would follow from it

(E) showing that, in practice, the principle under consideration could not be uniformly applied

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It is often said that people should be rewarded for doing a given job in proportion to the effort it costs them to do it. However, a little reflection will show that this is, in fact, a very bad idea, since it would mean that those people with the least skill or natural aptitude for a particular task would be the ones given the most incentive to do it.

Which one of the following argumentative strategies is used above?

(A) stating a general principle and then presenting reasons in favor of adopting it

(B) providing evidence that where the principle under discussion has been adopted, the results usually have been undesirable

(C) demonstrating that a consequence that had been assumed to follow from the principle under consideration need not follow from it

(D) attempting to undermine a general principle by arguing that undesirable consequences would follow from it

(E) showing that, in practice, the principle under consideration could not be uniformly applied

The passage states that people should be rewarded based on the effort it costs them to do it. This means that people who lack e.g. knowledge to do a certain task and consequently require much effort to accomplish it would be rewarded more than people who have the knowledge to easily accomplish the task.

(A) stating a general principle and then presenting reasons in favor of adopting it Wrong, we do not want to adapt it as mentioned above

(B) providing evidence that where the principle under discussion has been adopted, the results usually have been undesirable Wrong, there is no evidence about this type of reward adoption

(C) demonstrating that a consequence that had been assumed to follow from the principle under consideration need not follow from it Wrong, does not make sense in this case. It would mean that we would expect people to be more rewarded with less knowledge but actually did not happen in the end.

(D) attempting to undermine a general principle by arguing that undesirable consequences would follow from it Correct, consequences (reward people with less knowledge because of higher effort that it costs them) are undesirable, because we do not want to not reward people who have the knowledge and skills to accomplish the task

(E) showing that, in practice, the principle under consideration could not be uniformly applied Wrong, the uniformly application is out of interest
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