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Some people take their moral cues from governmental codes of law; for them, it is inconceivable that something that is legally permissible could be immoral.

Those whose view is described above hold inconsistent beliefs if they also believe that

(A) law does not cover all circumstances in which one person morally wrongs another

(B) a legally impermissible action is never morally excusable

(C) governmental officials sometimes behave illegally

(D) the moral consensus of a society is expressed in its laws

(E) some governmental regulations are so detailed that they are burdensome to the economy
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29 Apr 2008, 07:39
I have to negate the view by showing that something legally permissible is immoral.

eliminate a "all circumstance." must be a specific law to test the view.
eliminate b whether the act is excusable is not argued
eliminate c no statement regarding morality
pass d a consensus does not necessarily indicate unanimity
eliminate e economic welfare is not argued
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29 Apr 2008, 07:42
bhatiagp wrote:
Some people take their moral cues from governmental codes of law; for them, it is inconceivable that something that is legally permissible could be immoral.

Those whose view is described above hold inconsistent beliefs if they also believe that

I would say:

(D) the moral consensus of a society is expressed in its laws

Options A, B, C, and E all would oppose the above view and not be in agreement.
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29 Apr 2008, 18:00
I am going with A. hehe..
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29 Apr 2008, 18:35
bhatiagp wrote:
Some people take their moral cues from governmental codes of law; for them, it is inconceivable that something that is legally permissible could be immoral.

Those whose view is described above hold inconsistent beliefs if they also believe that

(A) law does not cover all circumstances in which one person morally wrongs another

(B) a legally impermissible action is never morally excusable

(C) governmental officials sometimes behave illegally

(D) the moral consensus of a society is expressed in its laws

(E) some governmental regulations are so detailed that they are burdensome to the economy

A for me.
It is the only one that works.
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29 Apr 2008, 20:57
OA : A
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30 Apr 2008, 06:43
where is this question from?
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30 Apr 2008, 16:31
Also got A.
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30 Apr 2008, 19:58
Some people take their moral cues from governmental codes of law; for them, it is inconceivable that something that is legally permissible could be immoral.

Those whose view is described above hold inconsistent beliefs if they also believe that

Winner is A.
We have to find out the case that can make the above stand point inconsistent.
A says - law does not cover all circumstances in which one person morally wrongs another
That means in some of the circumstances, the stand point will hold and in some won't.
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02 May 2008, 14:55
vshaunak@gmail.com wrote:
A says - law does not cover all circumstances in which one person morally wrongs another
That means in some of the circumstances, the stand point will hold and in some won't.

I don't understand this; can you explain?

I would have chosen nothing had there been an option for it. After reading over the comments of this thread, and finding out that OA was A, I reverse-engineered the solution: I think I was paying too much attention to the 2nd half of the statement, while the answer A applied to the first half. I'm not quite certain on this though.

For example, it says that some people take their moral cues from the government. The way you can look at it is that their 'moral' = whatever is law. So, A contradicts that, because it says 'moral' = law + something else.
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20 May 2010, 02:35
I think A is correct.

Statement 1: From Govt law >>> Moral cues
So, its reverse negation will also be correct: ~(Moral cues) >>> ~(From Govt law)

Statement 2: Unimaginable (inconsistent) legally permissible >>>> Immoral (not moral cues)

From Statement 1, we can say that:
Inconsistent legally permissible >>>> not moral cues >>> ~(From Govt law)

This is what A says. Correct.
Choice B is too broad (NEVER) and rest choices are out of scope.
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