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Philosophy taster session - Are we morally obliged to be poor?

Updated: Jun 16, 2022

Thursday 23 June 2022, 3.45pm - 5.15pm

The University of Sheffield

Almost everyone agrees that there are some occasions where we morally ought to help others, even if doing so comes at a high cost to us. Peter Singer argues that we have much stronger moral duties to people than we recognise and that we ought to be giving most of our money to charity. We will consider his arguments for this claim, and try to work out if we really should make ourselves poor to help others.

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