Famine, affluence, and morality /

In 1972, the young philosopher Peter Singer published ""Famine, Affluence and Morality, "" which rapidly became one of the most widely discussed essays in applied ethics. Through this article, Singer presents his view that we have the same moral obligations to those far away as w...

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Main Author: Singer, Peter, 1946- (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2015.
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Summary:In 1972, the young philosopher Peter Singer published ""Famine, Affluence and Morality, "" which rapidly became one of the most widely discussed essays in applied ethics. Through this article, Singer presents his view that we have the same moral obligations to those far away as we do to those close to us. He argued that choosing not to send life-saving money to starving people on the other side of the earth is the moral equivalent of neglecting to save drowning children because we prefer not to muddy our shoes. If we can help, we must--and any excuse is hypocrisy. Singer's extreme stand on our.
Item Description:Includes index.
Physical Description:1 online resource
ISBN:9780190219215
0190219211
9780190219222
019021922X