On the Supposed Obligation to Relieve Famine

  title={On the Supposed Obligation to Relieve Famine},
  author={John Kekes},
  pages={503 - 517}
  • J. Kekes
  • Published 2002
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy
In an influential paper, Peter Singer claims that affluent people have a strong obligation to relieve famine. If they fail, they allow others to die, and makes them murderers. In responding to this outrageous claim, which has given uneasy conscience to many, I show that Singer is engaged in indefensible moralizing that substitutes bullying for reasoned argument and gives a bad name to morality. 
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