The Moral Demands of Affluence / Edition 1

The Moral Demands of Affluence / Edition 1

by Garrett Cullity
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Oxford University Press

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The Moral Demands of Affluence / Edition 1

How much are we morally required to do to help people who are much worse off than us? On any credible moral outlook, other people's pressing need for assistance can ground moral requirements on us to help them-requirements of beneficence. How far do those requirements extend?

About the Author:
Garrett Cullity is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Adelaide

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199258116
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/11/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     1
The Life-Saving Analogy     7
An Argument from Beneficence     16
Objections to Aid     34
Saving Lives     54
The Extreme Demand     70
Problems of Demandingness     90
Impartiality, Fairness, and Beneficence     111
The Rejection of the Extreme Demand     128
Permission     147
Requirement     167
Overview     189
Poverty and Aid     205
The Cost of Saving a Life     215
Notes     221
References     259
Index     279

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