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Title: Beneficence : does agglomeration matter?
Authors: Forcehimes, Andrew T.
Semrau, Luke
Keywords: DRNTU::Humanities::Philosophy
Issue Date: 2017
Source: Forcehimes, A. T., & Semrau, L. (2019). Beneficence : does agglomeration matter? . Journal of Applied Philosophy, 36(1), 17-33. doi:10.1111/japp.12276
Journal: Journal of Applied Philosophy
Series/Report no.: Journal of Applied Philosophy
Abstract: When it comes to the duty of beneficence, a formidable class of moderate positions holds that morally significant considerations emerge when one's actions are seen as part of a larger series. Agglomeration, according to these moderates, limits the demands of beneficence, thereby avoiding the extremely demanding view forcefully defended by Peter Singer. This idea has much appeal. What morality can demand of people is, it seems, appropriately modulated by how much they have already done or will do. Here we examine a number of recent proposals that appeal to agglomeration. None of them, we argue, succeeds.
ISSN: 0264-3758
DOI: 10.1111/japp.12276
Rights: © 2017 Society for Applied Philosophy (Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd). All rights reserved.
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