Midterm review 3 - Topic Name: Delonta Holmes Teacher: Hawk...

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Topic Name: Delonta Holmes Teacher: Hawk Class: Ct Date Questions/Mai n Ideas: Notes A Nation of Immigrants (Thieves We Americans of non-Indian ancestry can look upon ourselves as the descendants of thieves who are guilty morally, if not legally, of stealing this land from its Indian owners.” 341/2/3 We All Are Descendants of Thieves We are all descendants of thieves, and the world’s resources are inequitably distributed. but we must begin the journey to tomorrow from the point where we are today. We cannot remake the past.” “Without a true world government to control reproduction and the use of available resources, the sharing ethic of the spaceship is impossible.” Famine, Affluence and Morality (Peter Singer) Singer’s Moral Claim: Moral Claim: “If it is in our power to prevent something bad from happening, without thereby sacrificing anything of comparable moral importance, we ought, morally, to do it.” Clarification: without thereby sacrificing anything of comparable moral importance” is taken to mean “without causing anything else comparably bad to happen, or doing something that is wrong in itself, or failing to promote some moral good, comparable in significance to the bad thing that we can prevent.” Scope of claim It requires us only to prevent what is bad , and not to promote what is good , and it requires this of us only when we can do it without sacrificing anything that is, from the moral point of view, comparably important .” Consequences: Global Village Proximity or distance and whether or not I am the only person who could possibly do anything are not factors. “From the moral point of view, the development of the world into a ‘global village’ has made an important, though still unrecognized, difference to our moral situation.” The Survival Lottery John Harris The Dilemma: What, if anything, to do with Y and Z who are dying. Assume: Organ transplant procedures effective. If surgeons have requisite organs, no other needy patients, but allow Y and Z to die, the doctors refused to save them.
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2010 for the course PHIL 120 taught by Professor H during the Spring '10 term at James Madison University.

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Midterm review 3 - Topic Name: Delonta Holmes Teacher: Hawk...

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