Lecture 3 Notes - Lecture 3 - Ethics and Inequality...

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Lecture 3 - Ethics and Inequality 09/06/2011 READINGS / Reflection #1 www.boston.com/globe/nation/packages/lives_lost/intro.shtml > Cambodia Colin Nickerson “The Singer Solution to World Poverty” - Peter Singer Rethinking Rights and Responsibilities in the Context of Hunger and World Poverty - I. MORAL OBLIGATIONS We should not harm others Do we have the obligation to go beyond – Help others II. MORAL CHOICES Dora and TV Bob and Bugatti The fountain (me) Dora , Bob and I – Obligation to save a child E.g: Hunger / Poverty – why is it morally troubling a) Hunger suffering – suffering is bad (Singer) b) Obligations of right and justice violated by hunger / Poverty III. SINGER`S ARGUMENT Ethics – Study of moral principle that govern behaviors. E .g : Moral principle UTILITARIANISM Right i. Promote happiness ii. Promote greatest Hapiness for great number
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This note was uploaded on 01/28/2012 for the course DSOC 306 taught by Professor Stoltzfus during the Spring '11 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Lecture 3 Notes - Lecture 3 - Ethics and Inequality...

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