Singer - Singer & Hardin WORLD HUNGER AND POVERTY...

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WORLD HUNGER AND POVERTY Thursday, January 12, 2012 2:07 PM "If it is in your power to prevent something bad from happening, without sacrificing anything nearly as important, then it is wrong not to do so" <-- labeled Singers greater moral evil rule Questions 1. Singer argues by analogy that we (the relatively affluent by world's standards) should give much more to international poverty relief. For example, his analogy is, "Not giving to IPR is like not wading into a pool to save a child because you're afraid to get wet." a. What are the relevant similarities between the two cases? The relevant similarities between Singer's pond analogy and giving money to international poverty relief include the fortunate helping the less fortunate. Also, in the stance of what is right and good, ideally helping the child in the pool is just as right as aiding poverty relief but that follows the Christian and Marxists ideals. a.
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