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dc.titleWHAT WE OWE TO THE GLOBAL POOR: A DISCUSSION OF THOMAS POGGE'S VIEW
dc.contributor.authorTAN LI LING
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-30T18:00:24Z
dc.date.available2011-06-30T18:00:24Z
dc.date.issued2011-01-04
dc.identifier.citationTAN LI LING (2011-01-04). WHAT WE OWE TO THE GLOBAL POOR: A DISCUSSION OF THOMAS POGGE'S VIEW. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/23693
dc.description.abstractGiving to the global poor is widely considered supererogatory. But is this all that morality demands of us? In this thesis, I explore the extent of our moral responsibility to the global poor, as framed in terms of Thomas Pogge¿s argument. I defend Pogge¿s thesis¿that affluent individuals are morally responsible for global poverty because they have partly caused it¿against a number of important criticisms. While I show these objections to be largely unsuccessful, I suggest that they nevertheless point us to the limits of what Pogge can claim. I argue that Pogge does not succeed in establishing the strong conclusions that he draws about the extent of our moral obligations to the global poor. In concluding, I defend a more nuanced account of moral responsibility than the one Pogge offers.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectGlobal justice, world poverty, Thomas Pogge, moral responsibility, affluent individuals
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.departmentPHILOSOPHY
dc.contributor.supervisorTEN CHIN LIEW
dc.description.degreeMaster's
dc.description.degreeconferredMASTER OF ARTS
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