Famine, Affluence, and Morality - Reception and Criticism

Reception and Criticism

Gilbert Harman has stated that he considers 'Famine, Affluence, and Morality' as one of the most famous articles in ethics. James Rachels said of the article: "one felt intellectual interest in the argument, but also guilt for not having contributed more money to relieve starvation".

Singer's article also influenced the writing of Peter Unger's book Living High and Letting Die.

John Kekes criticises Singer's essay in the article 'On the Supposed Obligation to Relieve Famine'. A common criticism of Singer's essay is the demandingness objection.

World Hunger and Moral Obligation by Arthur also criticizes Singer.

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