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<i>The Life-Saving Analogy</i>

Garrett Cullity

in The Moral Demands of Affluence

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780199258116
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602221 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199258112.003.0002
 The Life-Saving Analogy

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Many writers have followed Peter Singer in drawing an analogy between assisting needy people at a distance and saving someone’s life directly. Arguments based on this analogy can take either a subsumptive or a non-subsumptive form. Such arguments face a serious methodological challenge.

Keywords: analogy; helping; saving life; Singer; subsumption

Chapter.  4541 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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