7 - Ethical Issues 11/7/07 -Singers "Famine,...

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Ethical Issues 11/7/07 -Singers “Famine, Affluence, and Morality” If you can prevent something bad from happening without sacrificing significant amnt of moral worth, then you should do it Dying from lack of food, shelter, and medical care is very bad (Premise 3) You can prevent suffering and death from lack of FSMC without sacrificing something of comparable moral worth Eg- steak v soy beans. Cars v bikes, bus. $$ clothes v $ clothes. The assumption is that most ppl spend money on things that are not necessary, and which buying something less expensive does not sacrafice something of SIGNIFICANT moral worth. Buy cheaper things and give difference to famine relief. Prevented hunger. Therefore, you ought to morally prevent death from lack of FSMC -Premise 1 (1) If you can prevent something bad from happening and you can do so without thereby sacrificing something of comparable moral worth, then you ought, morally, to prevent it. “comparable moral worth”
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course PSYCH 2012 taught by Professor Lane during the Fall '08 term at FSU.

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