Famine, Affluence, And Morality

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Peter Singer, the author of Famine, Affluence, and Morality is an Australian philosopher who wanted to end suffering and death. Not only is Singer a philosopher he is a utilitarianism defendant. Singer argues about people suffering from death, lack of food and shelter, and medical care is bad and how it can be prevented. He also, argues that we could help to prevent this from happening. Singer explains the issues that are going on in the world but, he particularly focuses on East Bengal because, “constant poverty, cyclone, and a civil war had turned at least nine million people into destitute refugees.” After he listed each way these issues could be prevented or not caused at all he then tells how the United States and other countries do the opposite. He feels as if we could prevent famine, lack of food, shelter, and medical care. Then, he explains the outcomes of his preventions. Singer, thinks that we should help those who are in poverty. He does not view this situation as a personal issue but, as a moral issue. Peter has one main argument and he lists three preventions in his ar...
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