Peter Singer argues that we ought to sacrifice some consumer goods in an effort to help those living in absolute poverty. Consumer goods are not as morally significant as a life. Many authors do not agree with Singer’s views about global poverty, however. For this assignment, I would like you to briefly summarize Singer’s view, and then present and explain one criticism of his view. You must find one journal article in which the author criticizes some of Singer’s ideas about global poverty to complete the second part of this question. When you discuss the article that is critical of Singer’s views, be sure to present the author’s thesis, and to present and explain the arguments the author gives in defense of her thesis. You can find articles on the Philosopher’s Index (this is a database to which the library subscribes. Go to the library homepage, click on ‘databases’ and then ‘P’.
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