Essay about The Theory Of Singer 's Theory

763 Words Jun 18th, 2016 4 Pages
Singer has two main premises on what we should do when it comes to assisting the global poor and these principles should be applied into our lives. There are two theories which he uses which are the strong and weak premises in which are guides of some sorts of what she we do to assist the global poor. There are concerns about Singer’s theory due to way he approaches his premises and he may at times be implementing to many harsh requirements for an individual to follow completely due to the ways each premises is written.

The first premise which is the weak theory of Singer has an issue when it comes to when are morally obligated assisting the global poor. The issue is with the statement is that when he states “If it is in our power to prevent something bad from happening, without thereby sacrificing anything of comparable moral importance, we ought, morally, to do it.” Goes along with the strong theory if we can prevent any individual from suffering and dying from the lack of food we should definitely help. It concerns me that every human is so different that their morals will be different and each individual can apply their own beliefs to the issue. The question is what is the necessary baseline to tells that we should help out those in need without sacrificing any morals of ours. As their could be any moral theories that can be applied into finding out when it will be useful it seems that Singer made this statement so broad that any individual with a moral theory can…

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