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Philosophy Café Event

Origin: 
Humanities
Time:
13:00 - 14:00
Date:
7 March 2013
Venue:
John Hansard Gallery Highfield Campus University of Southampton SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Lifelong Learning Team on 023 8059 7261 or email lifelonglearning@southampton.ac.uk .

Event details

How much must we give to famine relief?

Every day many people die from lack of food. It is in our power to prevent a large number of these deaths. Philosophers such as Peter Singer and Peter Unger have argued that, given these facts, a typical member of an affluent country is morally required to give away most of their assets to famine relief. But does morality really demand that we sacrifice so much to save the lives of strangers?

This is part of a series of events organised by Lifelong Learning.

Speaker information

Dr Fiona Woollard,Lecturer in Philosophy

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