Response to Hardin's Lifeboat Ethics Essay - Jorge Thompson Eng 101 Writing and Rhetoric Cone Smith Response Response to Lifeboat Ethics In Hardins

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Jorge Thompson Eng. 101 Writing and Rhetoric Cone Smith Response 3/28/13 Response to Lifeboat Ethics In Hardin’s essay, Lifeboat Ethics, he emphasizes on the ethical issue of how to appropriately help the poor and the justification behind it. In the beginning of the essay Hardin responds to the comparison of Earth as a spaceship, by stating that it can be dangerous when used by misguided idealists to justify suicidal policies for sharing our resources through uncontrolled immigration and foreign aid. Interestingly enough, he prefers to address the issue with a lifeboat metaphor, in which refers to the rich nations (such as the United States) as being aboard the boat, as well as the poor nations who are swimming around the boats for assistance. He stresses on the fact that it is impossible to help/please everyone (limited amount of seats on the boat), therefore it would be unfair and irrational to selectively decide who to help (allow on
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  • Spring '13
  • Cone-Smith
  • Ethics, Rhetoric, Hardin, Lifeboat ethics

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