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The Resource Responding to global poverty : harm, responsibility, and agency, Christian Barry, Australian National University, Canberra, Gerhard Overland, University of Oslo, Oslo

Responding to global poverty : harm, responsibility, and agency, Christian Barry, Australian National University, Canberra, Gerhard Overland, University of Oslo, Oslo

Label
Responding to global poverty : harm, responsibility, and agency
Title
Responding to global poverty
Title remainder
harm, responsibility, and agency
Statement of responsibility
Christian Barry, Australian National University, Canberra, Gerhard Overland, University of Oslo, Oslo
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores the nature of moral responsibilities of affluent individuals in the developed world, addressing global poverty and arguments that philosophers have offered for having these responsibilities. The first type of argument grounds responsibilities in ability to avert serious suffering by taking on some cost. The second argument seeks to ground responsibilities in the fact that the affluent are contributing to such poverty. The authors criticise many of the claims advanced by those who seek to ground stringent responsibilities to the poor by invoking these two types of arguments. It does not follow from this that the affluent are meeting responsibilities to the poor. The book argues that while people are not ordinarily required to make large sacrifices in assisting others in severe need, they are required to incur moderate costs to do so. If the affluent fail consistently to meet standards, this fact can substantially increase the costs they require to bear to address it. --
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Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barry, Christian
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poverty
  • Humanitarianism
  • Economic assistance
Label
Responding to global poverty : harm, responsibility, and agency, Christian Barry, Australian National University, Canberra, Gerhard Overland, University of Oslo, Oslo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Assistance-based and contribution-based responsibilities to address global poverty -- Assistance-based responsibilities -- Assistance-based responsibilities -- The implications of failing to assist -- Assistance-based responsibilities in the real world -- Contribution-based responsibilities -- The doing, allowing, and enabling distinction -- Giving rise to cost and the doing, allowing, and enabling distinction -- The feasible alternatives thesis: Pogge on contribution-based responsibilities to the poor -- Contribution-based responsibilities and trade -- Implications of contribution -- The implications of contributing to global poverty -- Assuming responsibility for harm -- Contribution-based responsibilities and overdetermination
Control code
ocn951778338
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 263 pages
Isbn
9781107031470
Lccn
2016015470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)951778338
Label
Responding to global poverty : harm, responsibility, and agency, Christian Barry, Australian National University, Canberra, Gerhard Overland, University of Oslo, Oslo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Assistance-based and contribution-based responsibilities to address global poverty -- Assistance-based responsibilities -- Assistance-based responsibilities -- The implications of failing to assist -- Assistance-based responsibilities in the real world -- Contribution-based responsibilities -- The doing, allowing, and enabling distinction -- Giving rise to cost and the doing, allowing, and enabling distinction -- The feasible alternatives thesis: Pogge on contribution-based responsibilities to the poor -- Contribution-based responsibilities and trade -- Implications of contribution -- The implications of contributing to global poverty -- Assuming responsibility for harm -- Contribution-based responsibilities and overdetermination
Control code
ocn951778338
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 263 pages
Isbn
9781107031470
Lccn
2016015470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)951778338

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