Unformatted text preview: In my acting on this principle: • Proximity makes no difference • How many others could act similarly makes no difference. Outcome of argument • What is traditionally thought of as charitably, morally optional behavior is actually morally obligatory behavior. • Most people do far less than is needed to fulfill this obligation. Objection Too demanding. Morality should be within the capacities of average people. Asking too much undermines compliance. Implementation : Giving money vs. compaigning for government aid. Giving money for famine relief vs. giving for population control Giving until one’s marginal utility is just above those suffering famine vs. giving until one sacrifices something morally significant....
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- Fall '11
- Value theory, comparable moral importance