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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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- Spring '11
- Ethics , Jeremy Bentham