Singer's argument (Economics)

Singer's argument (Economics) - P2. We do not harm people...

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Singer’s argument P1. Suffering and death from lack of food, shelter, and medical care are bad. P2. Such suffering results from poverty. P3. If it is in our power to prevent something bad from happening without sacrificing a comparable moral good, than we should do it. P4. We can end world poverty without sacrificing anything of comparable importance. C. We should end world poverty. P1. There is nothing that we should do with our property other than not use it to harm others.
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Unformatted text preview: P2. We do not harm people by not sacrificing our property to help people. C. It is not the case that we should end world poverty. Each person should contribute an equal percentage of the real value that they earn. Economic dollar value does not directly map real value. Real value goes down as dollar value goes up....
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course PHILOSOPHY 205 taught by Professor Packman during the Fall '08 term at Saint Louis.

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