Tuesday, April 6, 2010
An Ethical Challenge
Here is an ethical challenge I gave my students in my ethics courses. We are all familiar with Singer's argument regarding our obligation to save lives if the cost of our doing so meets certain criteria. Between now and final exams (@ 30 days), if each of my students and I save $1.00 per day we could raise @ 4500.00. Assuming that it takes $200.00 to save a life that means we could raise enough money to save @22 people. One of the final exam questions is going to be; How would you explain and justify your actions to these 22 people regarding your contribution to saving their lives.