Category Archives: Applied Ethics

A 5-case thought experiment for giving to charity

This post is a supplement to my previous post on Peter Singer’s argument on the life you can save. Most of us would not hesitate to save a drowning child when there is minimal cost to us, but we do hesitate when … Continue reading

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Peter Singer on the life you can save

Here is a summary of Peter Singer’s argument for why we should give more to charity. Imagine a person walks by a shallow pond, and sees a baby drowning with no one but himself to save her.  He realizes that … Continue reading

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