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Peter Singer, "Famine, Affluence, and Morality"

  1. Which of the following is the principle that Singer's argument crucially relies on?
      a. If it is in our power to prevent something bad from happening without sacrificing anything of comparable moral importance, we ought to do it.
      b. If it is in our power to cause something good to happen without thereby causing anything bad, we ought to do it.
      c. If it is in our power to prevent something from happening without sacrificing anything important, we ought to do it.
      d. If it is in our power to cause something bad to happen that will lead to a good of comparable moral importance, we ought to do it.
  2. According to Singer, which of the following considerations should NOT make a moral difference?
      a. Amount of suffering
      b. Preventability
      c. Geographical location
      d. Amount of money needed
  3. If Singer's argument is sound, what happens to actions that used to be classified as charitable?
      a. They become supererogatory.
      b. They become obligatory.
      c. They become generous.
      d. They become virtuous.
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