I’ve put together a new interactive activity that’s based on Peter Singer’s famous article, “Famine, Affluence & Morality”.
It’s in an early beta-testing phase, invisible to the wider world, but at the stage where any feedback would be very useful.
I’m going for slightly less philosophical rigour than usual with this activity. My hope is that it will challenge people in terms of how they tend to think about their obligations towards other people in faraway places (or at least their behaviour in this regard). However, this “challenging people” aspect has meant that I’ve had to downplay (i.e., ignore!) some of the philosophical complexity. Nevertheless, I don’t want it to be a complete philosophical disaster, so if anybody notices any obvious omissions, lacunae, embarrassing slips, etc., then please say so here. It would be much appreciated. (And, of course, if you notice any programming errors, or it crashes, or something, it’d be very helpful if you could let me know.)
Also, it’s not quite finished in the sense that it needs a summing up page of analysis at the end, but it’s complete enough that it makes sense to play through it.
Thanks. Have fun. And you can donate to Oxfam here!