It is currently 21 Oct 2017, 02:15

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Many environmentalists have urged environmental awareness

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

VP
VP
User avatar
D
Status: Long way to go!
Joined: 10 Oct 2016
Posts: 1182

Kudos [?]: 892 [0], given: 54

Location: Viet Nam
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member CAT Tests
Many environmentalists have urged environmental awareness [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Sep 2017, 03:00
2
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  25% (medium)

Question Stats:

76% (01:42) correct 24% (01:41) wrong based on 131 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Many environmentalists have urged environmental awareness on consumers, saying that ifwe accept moral responsibility for our effects on the environment, then products that directly or indirectly harm the environment ought to be avoided. Unfortunately
it is usually impossible for consumers to assess the environmental impact of a product, and thus impossible for them to consciously restrict their purchases to environmentally benign products. Because of this impossibility there can be no moral duty to choose products in the way these environmentalists urge, since __________________·

Which one of the following principles provides the most appropriate completion for the argument?

(A) a moral duty to perform an action is never based solely on the effects the action will have on other people
(B) a person cannot possibly have a moral duty to do what he or she is unable to do
(C) moral considerations should not be the sole determinants of what products are made available to consumers
(D) the morally right action is always the one whose effects produce the least total harm
(E) where a moral duty exists, it supersedes any legal duty and any other kind of duty

Source: LSAT
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

Actual LSAT CR bank by Broall

How to solve quadratic equations - Factor quadratic equations
Factor table with sign: The useful tool to solve polynomial inequalities
Applying AM-GM inequality into finding extreme/absolute value

New Error Log with Timer

Kudos [?]: 892 [0], given: 54

Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 20 Jun 2014
Posts: 54

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 24

GMAT 1: 630 Q49 V27
GMAT 2: 660 Q49 V32
Reviews Badge
Re: Many environmentalists have urged environmental awareness [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Sep 2017, 10:05
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
Because of this impossibility there can be no moral duty to choose products in the way these environmentalists urge, since
-> "Since" implies there should be a premise supporting the conclusion that there can be no moral duty to choose products in the way the environmentalists urge.
SO we should find a reason supporting this.

(A) a moral duty to perform an action is never based solely on the effects the action will have on other people
It does not affect the conclusion.
(B) a person cannot possibly have a moral duty to do what he or she is unable to do
Yes. It supports the conclusion.
(C) moral considerations should not be the sole determinants of what products are made available to consumers
Irrelevant.
(D) the morally right action is always the one whose effects produce the least total harm
Irrelevant to the conclusion
(E) where a moral duty exists, it supersedes any legal duty and any other kind of duty
Irrelevant to the conclusion

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 24

Manager
Manager
User avatar
B
Joined: 15 Nov 2016
Posts: 61

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 76

Concentration: General Management, Leadership
CAT Tests
Many environmentalists have urged environmental awareness [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Sep 2017, 06:43
Many environmentalists have urged environmental awareness on consumers, saying that if we accept moral responsibility for our effects on the environment, then products that directly or indirectly harm the environment ought to be avoided. Unfortunately it is usually impossible for consumers to assess the environmental impact of a product, and thus impossible for them to consciously restrict their purchases to environmentally benign products. Because of this impossibility there can be no moral duty to choose products in the way these environmentalists urge, since __________________·

Which one of the following principles provides the most appropriate completion for the argument?

(A) a moral duty to perform an action is never based solely on the effects the action will have on other people
(B) a person cannot possibly have a moral duty to do what he or she is unable to do
(C) moral considerations should not be the sole determinants of what products are made available to consumers
(D) the morally right action is always the one whose effects produce the least total harm
(E) where a moral duty exists, it supersedes any legal duty and any other kind of duty

Fill in the blanks questions are generally of two types. It is asking you to either assume a missing information so that the passage can be completed or conclude the passage based on the given information.
In this passage it is asking us to assume and based on that assumption we need to conclude that "Because of this impossibility there can be no moral duty to choose products in the way these environmentalists urge".
The correct answer here is "b" because if the consumer doesn't know anything about the impact of the product that he is buying on the environment how can he be morally dutiful for the impacts that the product might have.
Rest other options do not fit in the blank.

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 76

Manager
Manager
User avatar
B
Status: love the club...
Joined: 24 Mar 2015
Posts: 176

Kudos [?]: 14 [0], given: 413

Re: Many environmentalists have urged environmental awareness [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Oct 2017, 09:26
broall wrote:
Many environmentalists have urged environmental awareness on consumers, saying that ifwe accept moral responsibility for our effects on the environment, then products that directly or indirectly harm the environment ought to be avoided. Unfortunately
it is usually impossible for consumers to assess the environmental impact of a product, and thus impossible for them to consciously restrict their purchases to environmentally benign products. Because of this impossibility there can be no moral duty to choose products in the way these environmentalists urge, since __________________·

Which one of the following principles provides the most appropriate completion for the argument?

(A) a moral duty to perform an action is never based solely on the effects the action will have on other people
(B) a person cannot possibly have a moral duty to do what he or she is unable to do
(C) moral considerations should not be the sole determinants of what products are made available to consumers
(D) the morally right action is always the one whose effects produce the least total harm
(E) where a moral duty exists, it supersedes any legal duty and any other kind of duty

Source: LSAT


hi

think this way
as per the argument, people cannot distinguish between products harmful or not harmful, so it cannot be their moral duty
"B" directly says that

hope this helps 8-)

Kudos [?]: 14 [0], given: 413

Re: Many environmentalists have urged environmental awareness   [#permalink] 02 Oct 2017, 09:26
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Many environmentalists have urged environmental awareness

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.