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Singer Ethics

by: Megan Foy

Singer Ethics philosophy 103 Intro to Ethics

Megan Foy
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philosophy 103 Intro to Ethics
Robert Vaughn

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Date Created: 03/12/15
SI nger Monday March 9 2015 110 PM Consequentialism ethics is fundamentallya project maxing happiness minimizing pain Have a profound degree of responsibility to everybody Killinggt intent planning gt No intrinsic ethical difference between these two actions Allowing to diegt don t have intent or planning Intrinsic ethical differencenothing alters thejudgment of good or bad 0 Absolute poverty do not have any means to address the most basic needs for sustaining life 0 Famine o Malnutrition 0 Extremely poor health 0 iteracy o Squalid surroundings Absolute affluencehas anything in excess ofwhat would address those most basic needs Pg 511 the moral equivalent of murder quotif these are the factsquot 0 We are all murderers o Notacceptable responses 39 I never killed anyone 39 Never even met those people 39 Ididn t do anything to put them into that situation 39 Its hard enough for me to take care of myself Extrinsic differences details 1 Not my fault i f had not existed they still would have died assumption ii I do exist and that s all we need to know and I do have some responsibility to help singer says 2 Motivations i Speeding don t want to kill someone but chosen to speed may lead to such 3 Certainty of outcome i Never know when you speed if anything will happen but when if it does it s a negative action 4 Duty and moral heroism i Lets all pitch in and make a difference ii Duty the action is either right or wrong much more recognizable iii Heroism agen ts judged by being praiseworth y or blameworthy 5 Identifiable victims i Selling tuna contributing to general societal good and economy ii But find out it is tainted responsible to inform them and doing something to asses the situation


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