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FinalStudySheet - POSC 147 Final Study Sheet 1. What is...

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POSC 147 Final Study Sheet 1. What is Peter Singer’s example of a child drowning in a small pond designed to illustrate? How does it relate to the issue of refugees from Bangladesh? 2. what is Singer’s view of spending on “frivolous” or “luxurious” items? -Those that spend on frivolous or luxurious goods should be willing to spend that much on a 3 rd world country annually. It is a moral obligation. How does it relate to his view of the obligation to help poverty-stricken strangers in other countries? 3. What is Singer’s view of the obligation to help a stranger (economically) in another country, with respect to helping someone in one’s own country? What does this have to do with his view of absolute versus relative poverty? -You’re reducing relative inequality between the people in that country but you are reducing absolute poverty in the world.
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4. Does Singer believe we have special obligations to those “of our own kind?” Why or why not? -No. 5. What is Singer’s example of Bob’s Bugatti designed to illustrate? -Even though Bob’s Bugatti is worth so much, it is morally indefensivable not to hit the switch and save the kid. Singer is using this example to show that saving the life of a child or refugee in need is almost just as easy. Because the children can be saved with
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