The Life You Can Save

The Life You Can Save

Acting Now to End World Poverty

Book - 2009
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Arguing that our current response to world poverty is not only insufficient but ethically indefensible, philosopher Peter Singer offers a seven-point plan that mixes personal philanthropy (figuring how much to give and how best to give it), local activism (spreading the word in your community), and political awareness (contacting your representatives to ensure that your nation's foreign aid is really directed to the world's poorest people).
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781400067107
Branch Call Number: 177.7 Singer
Characteristics: xv, 206 p. ; 22 cm


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Oct 22, 2015

He hasn't changed the basic argument in over forty years (even though its been refuted), and this book, less rigorous than his other writings, has numerous suggestions and examples for taking action. Some of those whom he mentions have many of their papers online (Arneson's that is mentioned, and those of G. Cullity). Serious and passionate; I highly recommend reading it and taking some of the suggested actions.


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