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dc.contributor.advisor Flanagan, Owen Jr. en_US
dc.contributor.author Robson, Gregory J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-25T20:15:51Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/5506
dc.description Thesis en_US
dc.description.abstract <p>Peter Singer's 1971 essay "Famine, Affluence, and Morality" sparked a surge in interest among philosophers in the beneficent obligations of the global rich to assist the global poor. Richard Miller, a prominent recent critic of Singer, has argued that Singer's position is too demanding and proposed the Principle of Sympathy as an alternative to Singer's Principle of Sacrifice. I argue against Miller's view and highlight problematic features of his "daughter's aesthetic sense" example and his "closeness-to-heart" criterion. After critically examining Miller's and Singer's alternative accounts, I argue for a substantially revised version of Singer's position. The Moderate Principle of Sacrifice (MPS) that I propose includes four revisions to Singer's account. These revisions allow it more plausibly to capture our beneficent obligations to assist the global poor.</p> en_US
dc.subject Philosophy en_US
dc.subject Ethics en_US
dc.subject International relations en_US
dc.subject aid en_US
dc.subject assistance en_US
dc.subject beneficence en_US
dc.subject Miller en_US
dc.subject poverty en_US
dc.subject Singer en_US
dc.title What We Owe the Global Poor: In Defense of a Moderate Principle of Sacrifice en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.department Philosophy en_US
duke.embargo.months 60 en_US
duke.embargo.release 2017-05-20

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