Read pages 307-316:
1. Singer uses several examples to dramatize our moral responsibilty in reducing huger; a child drowning in a pond; and a child imperiled on a ralroad track. In what way are these examples similar with respect to the central argument that they are making? Do you agree with singr’s point that it is our moral obligation to save a child’s life if we are able to without great sacrifice on our part? Why or why not?
2. stated in even stronger terms , Singer believes that if we don’t take the initiative to donate a significant portion of our income to help alleviate world hunger then we are guilty the moral equivalent to murder? Do you agree or disagree with this conclusion? Why or why not? If not what counter arguments would you propose to Singer? How do you think he would respond?
Read pages 307-310:
“The ultimate purpose of instudying ethics is is not as it is in other inquire, the attainment of theorectical knowledge; we are not conducting thi sinquiry in order to know what virtue is, but in order to become good, else there would be no advantage in studying it.
3.How would Rbert Coles respond to this quote? How do you respond to this quote?
4.Do you think that colleges have a moral obligationto help students become more ethical individuals? Why or why not?