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The Resource Distant strangers : ethics, psychology, and global poverty, Judith Lichtenberg

Distant strangers : ethics, psychology, and global poverty, Judith Lichtenberg

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Distant strangers : ethics, psychology, and global poverty
Title
Distant strangers
Title remainder
ethics, psychology, and global poverty
Statement of responsibility
Judith Lichtenberg
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Language
eng
Summary
What must affluent people do to alleviate global poverty? This question has occupied moral and political philosophers for forty years. But the controversy has reached an impasse: approaches like utilitarianism and libertarianism either demand too much of ordinary mortals or else let them off the hook. In Distant Strangers, Judith Lichtenberg shows how a preoccupation with standard moral theories and with the concepts of duty and obligation have led philosophers astray. She argues that there are serious limits to what can be demanded of ordinary human beings, but this does not mean we must abandon the moral imperative to reduce poverty. Drawing on findings from behavioral economics and psychology, she shows how we can motivate better-off people to lessen poverty without demanding unrealistic levels of moral virtue. Lichtenberg argues convincingly that this approach is not only practically, but morally, appropriate --
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Lichtenberg, Judith
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Wealth
  • Poverty
  • Social ethics
  • Rich people
  • Poor
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Distant strangers : ethics, psychology, and global poverty, Judith Lichtenberg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
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rdacontent.
Contents
1. Introduction; 2. Entanglements and the claims of mere humanity; 3. Duties and rights, charity and justice; 4. 'Negative' and 'positive' duties; 5. Oughts and cans; 6. Why people do what others do - and why that's not so bad; 7. Whose poor?/Who's poor?: Deprivation within and across borders; 8. Hopefully helping: the perils of giving; 9. Motives and morality; 10. Conclusion: morality for mere mortals
Control code
FIEb17445425
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780521763318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)852031118
Label
Distant strangers : ethics, psychology, and global poverty, Judith Lichtenberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Introduction; 2. Entanglements and the claims of mere humanity; 3. Duties and rights, charity and justice; 4. 'Negative' and 'positive' duties; 5. Oughts and cans; 6. Why people do what others do - and why that's not so bad; 7. Whose poor?/Who's poor?: Deprivation within and across borders; 8. Hopefully helping: the perils of giving; 9. Motives and morality; 10. Conclusion: morality for mere mortals
Control code
FIEb17445425
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780521763318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)852031118

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