Global Poverty: Philosophical Questions

Global Poverty: Philosophical Questions

Oxford University

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These lectures are about the moral obligations that well-off people have toward poor people living in other countries. Poverty kills about one-third of humankind. Many philosophers argue that the average person in a rich country has a moral obligation to do something about this. These lectures introduce those arguments, as well as the objections that others have raised against them. They show how contemporary moral philosophy deals with what many regard as the most important moral problem facing the world today.
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These lectures are about the moral obligations that well-off people have toward poor people living in other countries. Poverty kills about one-third of humankind. Many philosophers argue that the average person in a rich country has a moral obligation to do something about this. These lectures introduce those arguments, as well as the objections that others have raised against them. They show how contemporary moral philosophy deals with what many regard as the most important moral problem facing the world today.
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4. Arguments from Harm

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4. Arguments from Ha...

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3. Arguments from Distrib...

08 Aug 2011 | 51 mins 22 secs

3. Arguments from Di...

08 Aug 2011 | 51 mins 22 secs

2. Arguments from Benefic...

08 Aug 2011 | 52 mins 28 secs

2. Arguments from Be...

08 Aug 2011 | 52 mins 28 secs

1. Arguments from Benefic...

08 Aug 2011 | 52 mins 24 secs

1. Arguments from Be...

08 Aug 2011 | 52 mins 24 secs

4. Arguments from Harm

08 Aug 2011 | 53 mins 14 secs

4. Arguments from Ha...

08 Aug 2011 | 53 mins 14 secs

3. Arguments from Distrib...

08 Aug 2011 | 51 mins 22 secs

3. Arguments from Di...

08 Aug 2011 | 51 mins 22 secs

2. Arguments from Benefic...

08 Aug 2011 | 52 mins 28 secs

2. Arguments from Be...

08 Aug 2011 | 52 mins 28 secs

1. Arguments from Benefic...

08 Aug 2011 | 52 mins 24 secs

1. Arguments from Be...

08 Aug 2011 | 52 mins 24 secs