07 - PHIL 163: What Do We Owe the Poor? 10:09:00 07/02/2007...

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PHIL 163: What Do We Owe the Poor? 07/02/2007 10:09:00 ***QUIZ ON FRIDAY!!!! Short answer and an essay question asking basic elements of the course  thus far.  Need to know basic knowledge of arguments and lectures in the  classes. Examples:  o What is an argument against the divine command theory? o Rachel’s argues by saying “___________.”  What did he conclude  about this? o Comparing Mackie’s and Rachel’s views on a particular topic. o Difference between egoism and self-interest. o Relativism Notes from Peter Singer’s Ch.__ (due for HW today): Issue with global warming: Do we have any global responsibilities? Do we have a moral obligation to do  more than we are doing right now? ICC conclusion reports have to be unanimously accepted (reviewed by 600  scientists and gov’t); report from last Friday indicates that “climate changing is  indeed occurring and most of it is a result of human activity…it’s something  that WE ARE CAUSING…can only be fixed if we change our practices in the  next 10 years.” Global investigations on global warming began in early 1990s.  Wealth and Poverty: 400 richest people have a combined net worth greater than the bottom 45%  (2.9 billion people) 21% of the world’s population (1.3 billion people) live on less than $1 per day o World Bank has categorized the people in this population live in 
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