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On Wednesday 24th January Oxford Brookes Philosophy Public Lectures presents an evening with Professor Robert Stern from the University of Sheffield, who will be discussing ‘Too Demanding? How Much Does Morality Require of Us?'

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‘Too Demanding? How Much Does Morality Require of Us?’

This paper considers our obligations to others, and thus how much morality asks of us. Peter Singer has famously argued that just as a person ought to help someone whose life is threatened right in front of them, so they are under a similar obligation to help someone starving in another country; but critics have responded that this makes morality overdemanding in various ways. The paper will discuss these issues, using ideas from the Danish philosopher and theologian K. E. Løgstrup (1905-1981) to argue that there is an important disanalogy between these two cases, as in the first case the person alone can help, whereas in the second case others can also help instead - and this seems to make a moral difference.

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