Famine, Affluence and Morality

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Famine, Affluence and  Morality What Do We Owe the  World’s Poor?
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A Standard View of Charity Some key terms: Obligatory Supererogatory  A Standard View: Giving to the poor may  sometimes be obligatory, but most of the  time it is supererogatory. Singer wants to challenge this standard  view.
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Singer’s Argument (Part 1) 1. Suffering and death from lack of food, shelter  and basic medical care are bad. 2. If it is in our power to prevent something bad  from happening, without thereby sacrificing  anything of comparable moral importance, then  we are morally obligated to prevent it. 3. Therefore, if it is in our power to prevent  suffering and death from lack of food, shelter  and basic medical care, without sacrificing  anything of comparable moral importance, then  we are morally obligated to do so (from 1 and 
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Singer’s Argument (Part 2) 3.
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