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The Moral Demands of Affluence$
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Garrett Cullity

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199258116

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199258112.001.0001

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The Life-Saving Analogy

The Life-Saving Analogy

(p.7) 1 The Life-Saving Analogy
The Moral Demands of Affluence

Garrett Cullity (Contributor Webpage)

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Many writers have followed Peter Singer in drawing an analogy between assisting needy people at a distance and saving someone’s life directly. Arguments based on this analogy can take either a subsumptive or a non-subsumptive form. Such arguments face a serious methodological challenge.

Keywords:   analogy, helping, saving life, Singer, subsumption

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