« on: February 16, 2008, 11:35:16 PM »
Off of Preptest 22 Section 4 Question 21
Someone help me understand the credited answer, it feels like I am reading Being and Time.
Thanks in advance.
Terry: Some actions considered to be bad by our society have favorable consequences. But an action is good only if it has favorable consequences. So, some actions considered to be bad by or society are actually good.
Pat: I agree with your conclusion, but not with the reasons you give for it. Some good actions actually do not have favorable consequences. But no actions considered to be bad by our society have favorable consequences, so your conclusion, that some actions our society considers bad are actually, still holds.
Which one of the following correctly describes both an error in Terry's reasoning and an error in Pat's reasoning?
D) presupposing that if an action's having a certain property is necessary for its being certain type of action, then having that property is sufficient for being that type of action.