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BUSINESS ETHICS: Patterns of Moral Reasoning A. Valid argument with false premise: 1. One ought to promote measures that benefit everyone. 2. Reducing wages benefits investors. 3. If a measure benefits investors, it benefits everyone. 4. Reducing wages benefits everyone. 5. One ought to promote the reduction of wages. B. Valid argument with true premises (sound argument): 1. Government regulations in a genuine democracy represent the will of the electorate. 2. No measure representing the will of the electorate should automatically be disparaged. 3. Government regulations in a genuine democracy should not automatically be disparaged.
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Unformatted text preview: C. Invalid argument with true premises and false conclusion: 1. Exploitative actions are morally impermissible. 2. Acts of cruelty are not exploitative. 3. ∴ Acts of cruelty are not morally impermissible. D. Invalid argument with false premise and true conclusion: 1. Only members of the elite deserve moral respect. 2. N. N. is a member of the elite. 3. ∴ N.N. deserves moral respect. E. Invalid argument with true premises and true conclusion: 1. Animals are part of the environment. 2. It is morally wrong to ignore the interests of animals. 3. ∴ Businesses should not trash the environment....
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