Philosophy Test 1 Study Guide

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Philosophy Test 1 Study Guide Racism Appiah: Racisms - Racialism: the accepting of there being different races - Extrinsic racism: races are morally significant because they relate to morally relevant properties, eg. His skin being black makes him more likely to steal something. - Intrinsic racism: races are morally significant because they are intrinsically morally significant, eg. Because his skin is different than mine, I don’t like him. Poverty Singer: Famine, Affluence, and Poverty - First is the assumption that suffering and death due to poverty is bad. - “If it is in our power to prevent something very bad from happening, without thereby sacrificing anything morally significant, we ought, morally, to do it” - Accepting this thought for full weight and acting upon it would put our world in a significantly better place. The problems though are the following: - Proximity: we are more likely to help a drowning child than someone in India - This is a ridiculous statement as accepting this means we accept no
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