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In Famine Affluence and Morality in Reason and Responsibility Singer makes an argument that we ought to give our money to help save the starving I will argue that both a utilitarian and a Kantian points of view can be validly concluded the same way Singer concludes his argument I will also explain that even both thoughts of mind agree I still dont follow Singers argument Singer argues that if it is in our power to prevent something bad from happening without thereby sacrificing anything of comparable importance we ought to morally do it535 One might argue that what is out of sight is out of mind releasing them from their moral duty yet Singer replies that proximity and distance have no account on your duty536 One could ask if nobody else does it Why should I One could make a situation of a drowning baby in which there is many people are around Just because one person is not saving the baby does that mean that no one should save the baby 535 No just like Singer argues the number of people in the situation one or a million has no account536 Singer after stating his argument goes further and divides acts into two categories supererogatory and obligatory A supererogatory act being that which is above your duty an act which it would be good to do but not wrong not to do for example buying someone lunch when they forgot their lunch money Lecture An obligatory act is an act that you ought to do and is wrong not to do so an acvt that you will be morally blame worthy for Lecture Singer than uses these statements to conclude that giving you money to the starving is an obligatory act a duty which is wrong not to do Lecture Looking at Singers argument as a utilitarian one will come to the same conclusion that Singer did that it is
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