Should You Sell All Your Possessions?

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In 1971 Peter Singer proposed a now famous challenge to the idea that giving to charity is, whilst a good thing to do, not a moral obligation. He suggested (and still suggests) that since the nonessential purchases most people regularly make are nowhere near as important as the lives of those who are starving, dying, and otherwise suffering around the world, we should refuse to buy these things in order to give the money we save to charitable causes.

There is some plausibility in this view, but should it lead us to sell all our possessions and give the money to charity?

A special thanks to Mattie McDonagh for his help in producing this video.

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Read Peter Singer's 'Famine Affluence and Morality' online: https://personal.lse.ac.uk/robert49/teaching/mm/articles/Singer_1972Famine.pdf

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0:00 Intro
0:52 The Drowning Child
3:36 The Distance Objection
5:23 The Demandingness Objection
8:48 Sometimes We Can Let a Child Drown
14:52 Closing Thoughts

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