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Unformatted text preview: Hardin continues by using his lifeboat depiction to prove that not helping other countries with their famine relief is the right thing to do. Based on Hardin’s description alone of world hunger through his lifeboat metaphor does not morally state that we should not give to famine relief. There is no argument made in the metaphor that Hardin uses, it is only created to visually relate world hunger to the reader. Although most people do not give to famine relief, this does nothing to suffice the argument on whether we are morally responsible to give to famine relief. Our individual actions have no correlation to the actions of others and we do not have to pick up the slack that our fellow countrymen. Our moral responsibilities do not change based on the actions of others. If our responsibilities did change on others actions then we would be punished for the lack of support that others may give. Ryan Wisneski November 16, 2007...
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- Fall '08
- Poverty, Famine, Malnutrition, Garrett Hardin, famine relief