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Article Title

Charity as a Moral Duty

Keywords

Moral duty, charity, ethics

Abstract

A question many Americans frequently encounter is whether or not they should give money to aid developing countries. We have the opportunity, through a charity, to help fund efforts to feed, clothe, and employ people lacking one of these from no fault of their own. What is the moral duty in this case? Society views these donations as beyond one’s moral duty but Peter Singer argues that such giving is a moral duty. This paper will explore Singer’s argument regarding this case, ultimately agreeing with Singer that charity is a moral duty.

DOI

10.15385/jce.2014.14.1.3

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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