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2012

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Beyond Utility, Rights, And Care: An Alternative Approach To Global Poverty, Timothy Weidel Jan 2012

Beyond Utility, Rights, And Care: An Alternative Approach To Global Poverty, Timothy Weidel

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In this dissertation, I argue in favor of an alternative approach to the problem of global poverty, one that is distinct in significant ways from current philosophical approaches of utilitarianism, human rights, or an ethic of care. While these approaches have their merits, I will argue that they are all insufficient (in various ways) to deal with the problem of global poverty. Given their shortcomings, a new approach is needed. My alternative ethical approach contains two major facets: It provides a compelling moral motivation to act to end global poverty, and it also suggests specific initiatives that will prove effective ...