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My Ethical Position for the World Hunger Essay

  • Submitted by: angelfx
  • on December 9, 2013
  • Category: Psychology
  • Length: 466 words

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  | My ethical position for the world hunger is the moral relativism because it offers no moral guidance. It merely tells us that any particular action would be approved by one group, but denounced by another.The world hunger is a very broad and controversial issue but let's start with some questions:What should those of us in affluent nations do to help impoverished countries and individuals, especially those facing episodic or endemic hunger? It just slightly changes it. We should now ask: “Are we obliged to insure that they have adequate food entitlements?” That requires us to ask several derivative questions: do we have obligations to encourage (or coerce) their governments to enhance their entitlements? Are we obligated to establish ongoing trade relations with these countries to enhance their citizens’ entitlements?Do we have obligations to send food or to help distribute food when the country cannot do so on its own? In my opinion the answer of those questions is yes, but it is crucial to understand why they fail. The explanation for their failure reveals significant facts about the nature of hunger, and suggests potent strategies for its control—if not eradication. Andin this context it is necessary to stress the importance of the distinction between:a) The obligation of an individual (or society) to do something in this case, to provide assistance to the members of impoverished societies.b) The rightness or permissibility of forcing an individual or group to do what it ought to do.That an individual or group has an obligation to do smething dos not necessarily imply that it would be right to compel him (or it) to do it. This can be put somewhat paradoxically, saying that an individual or a group may have a (moral) right to do something is morally wrong. For example, it would be morally wrong for me to watch the fights on television rather than visit a dying aunt whom I've promise to see. However, I have a right to do this it would be wrong for anyone...

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