Writing Assignment #5 11-9-07

Writing Assignment #5 11-9-07 - Ryan Wisneski November 9,...

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Ryan Wisneski November 9, 2007 Writing Assignment #5 When it comes to the issue dealing with famine relief, Peter Singer argues that it is our moral responsibility to give support to help prevent starvation based on his consequentialist views. His argument begins by stating that if you can prevent something bad from happening without sacrificing something of similar moral worth, then morally you should prevent just that. His next premise states the obvious saying that death and suffering from lacking food or shelter are bad. This is a very simple statement and definitely true but is used to lead up to his next idea. The idea is that you can prevent this suffering and death that are a result of lack of food, shelter, and medical care without sacrificing something of similar moral worth. All these premises that Singer presents lead up to his conclusion, because these premises are true we are morally responsible to prevent suffering and death from lack of food, shelter, and medical care. Singer makes a compelling argument saying that we are morally responsible to give so
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