Singer - Famine Affluence and Morality Notes Day 1

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Singer: Famine, Affluence and Morality Argument: 1. Suffering and/or death from a lack of food/shelter/medical care is bad. a. Points to real life situations where F is occurring. Assumption 2. F is happening 3. “If it is in our power to prevent something bad from happening, without thereby sacrificing anything of comparable moral importance, we ought, morally, to do it.” a. Geographical differences don’t matter, proximity is not a factor. b. What are other people doing to help? 4. People can, in fact, achieve this and prevent F from happening.
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Unformatted text preview: 5. Conclusion: Therefore, we ought, morally, to prevent F from happening. Weaker version of the argument: If it is in our power to prevent something bad from happening, without sacrificing anything of moral significance, we ought, morally, to do it. However, we are more likely to react to things that happen near us.-Proximity, in theory, lets us know more about what is going on.-Counter argument: We are so interconnected that you always have some idea....
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