Utilitarian Arguments for Famine

Read “Famine, Affluence and Morality”

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 by Peter Singer & “Sometimes There is nothing wrong with letting a child drown”,

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 by Travis Timmerman

For this assignment (MAX LENGTH 2 Pages):

  1. (5pts) Write a two-paragraph summary of Singer’s argument for Famine Relief (if you can formalize it, great, if not, don’t worry). Be sure to make note of at least ONE reason he gives in support of his thesis (i.e., that we ought to do everything we can to address famine inasmuch as doing so doesn’t undermine our ability to address the issue itself).
  2. (2pts) Then, Identify at least ONE objection he considers to his position and describe how his response to it.
  3. (3pts) Then briefly summarize Timmerman’s response to Singer’s position in ONE paragraph – be sure to give at least ONE reasons Timmerman gives in support of the conclusion of his paper.

Please upload your summary to Canvas before class.

Our class discussion will focus on Utilitarian Arguments for Famine.

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