Reading 1 Peter Singer Famine, Affluene, and Morality

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Famine, Affluence, and Morality The thesis is about to what extent people are required to assists those in need. The argument is that people should help those unfortunate than them if the act of helping doesn’t have significant moral implications. The weakness is that Signer only views one side of the argument and even admits that he doesn’t care for other peoples views. He assumes that his statements are correct not matter how absurd they may seem to others. Review Questions 1. The moral implication is that the way people in affluent countries react to a situation like that in Bengal can’t be justified. 2. His first moral principle is that we are required to prevent what is bad, and not what is good, and we are required to do this only when we can do it without sacrificing anything that is morally important. 3. The second moral principle is that the fact that there are millions of other people in the same position, in respect to the Bengali refugees does not make the situation different from a situation different from a situation in which an individual is the only one who can prevent something bad from occurring.
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  • Fall '07
  • Kwon
  • Signer, significant moral implications

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