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Budgets and moral choices in Orange County

The ethicist Peter Singer proposes the following hypothetical: Suppose you came across a child drowning in a shallow pool. You could safely wade into the waters and save the child, but by doing so, you would ruin your expensive shoes. What do you do? Few would argue that it would be morally defensible to allow […]
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