Singer's Argument On Moral Obligation

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There were a number of objections so Singer’s argument that we have a moral obligation to contribute to prevent some poverty. I will be focusing on and discussing what I believe to be the two strongest objections. The first objection follows “Taking care of our own”, which suggests that people feel strongly about preventing poverty for themselves, their families, or people geographically closer before they think about poverty in distant areas. This objections is based on emotional, social, and geographical rationality. They feel that they are not responsible for the poverty in other countries nor the poorness of others; they are more so focus on people who they already have personal relationships. The objection claims that it would be absurd

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