The most good you can do: a response to the commentaries

  title={The most good you can do: a response to the commentaries},
  author={Peter Singer},
  journal={Journal of Global Ethics},
  pages={161 - 169}
  • P. Singer
  • Published 3 May 2016
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of Global Ethics
ABSTRACT Anthony Skelton, Violetta Igneski and Tracy Isaacs share my view that our obligations to help people in extreme poverty go beyond what is conventionally accepted. Nevertheless, the other contributors argue that my view is too demanding, while noting some tensions between my different writings on this issue. I explain my position, drawing on Sidgwick’s distinction between what someone ought to do, and what we should praise or blame someone for doing or not doing. I also respond to the… 
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