Debate: Global Poverty Relief

More Than Charity: Cosmopolitan Alternatives to the "Singer Solution" [Full Text] 05/02/02
Contrary to Singer's view, Kuper asserts that there is no "royal road" to poverty relief, but intersecting roads that may take us to a place without poverty. Drawing on the works of Rawls and Marx, Kuper examines how an effective political philosophy of this kind might be developed.
Author(s): Andrew Kuper

Poverty, Facts, and Political Philosophies: Response to "More Than Charity" [Full Text] 05/02/02
In response to Kuper's article Singer writes, " I show that his counter-examples are often irrelevant to what I am advocating, and he has not substantiated his extraordinary claim that the approach I advocate would 'seriously harm the poor'."
Author(s): Peter Singer

Facts, Theories, and Hard Choices: Reply to Peter Singer [Full Text] 05/02/02
In response to Singer Kuper suggests that only a wider range of institutional reforms and political strategies can generate sustained inclusion in governance and the global economy.
Author(s): Andrew Kuper

Achieving the Best Outcome: Final Rejoinder [Full Text] 05/02/02
Singer responds to Andrew Kuper: "I reiterate the central ethical claim of my argument and argue that, if we don’t know how to make deep structural changes that will end desperate poverty, it is still better to help some people rather than none."
Author(s): Peter Singer

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