Peter Singer is a famous philosopher who has amongst other works asked a well-quoted experiment. Would you do risk getting your clothes wet if you saw a child drowning in the pond? Most people say that the importance of saving the child is greater then getting their clothes wet. However, if a child were far away – perhaps in another country, would it make any difference? Do we not have the moral responsibility to save the child if we have the opportunity?

See what Peter Singer have to ay about this and more on effective altruism! Well spent 17 min of your time!

 

 

 

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Peter Singer (2009) “The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty”