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Unformatted text preview: ISSUES There are empirical and moral issues with regard to Singer's view Empirically there must be evidence that supports whatever action is proposed as either optimal or minimizing harms. There are a number of disputes here including those raised by another utilitarian in Garret Hardin's Lifeboat Ethics Morally the question is what the duty entails and whether the duty as proposed is independent of utilitarianism as an ethical or not. Famine Relief Contrasting Kantian with Utilitarian Ethics 1. Less Massive Moral demands 2. Clearer Specifications of what is demanded 3. Applicable only to agents acting intentionally 4. Restricted scope of moral relevance 5. The central Kantian Principle relevant to famine relief is the duty of Beneficence or fostering the ends of others...
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This note was uploaded on 08/31/2011 for the course PHI 1460 taught by Professor D'amico during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.
- Spring '11