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Peter Singer- Famine, Affluence, and Morality - argues that we have a duty to provide aid to famine victims and others who are suffering from hunger and poverty - has to principles: strong and moderate one which show we have a duty to give substantial aid to those who are starving - strong principle : if it is in our power to prevent something bad from happening, without thereby sacrificing anything of comparable moral importance, we morally have to do it - weak principle: if it is in our power to prevent something very bad from happening without thereby sacrificing anything morally significant we morally have to do it - Important features of this Moral Principle: • It takes no account of proximity or distance • According to the principle, I have a moral obligation to relieve suffering regardless of what others do pond example: a situation in which you come across a small child who has fallen into a pond and is in danger of drowning. You know that you can easily and safely rescue him, but you are
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