Spring Response 4: Peter Singer

For today, you read Peter Singer’s essay “Famine, Affluence, and Morality.” Please respond to the following questions as specifically as possible:

  1. What problem does Singer intend to address through his essay?
  2. What possible solution does Singer suggest?
  3. What is Singer’s problem with terms like “generosity” and “charity”?
  4. What three objections does Singer anticipate, and how does he answer those objections?
  5. After reading Singer’s argument, what do you think is the individual’s responsibility to alleviate suffering elsewhere in the world, and why?
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