Just Take from the Rich and Give to the Poor: Critique of Charity as the Solution to Economic Inequality

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Just Take from the Rich and Give to the Poor: Critique of Charity as the Solution to Economic Inequality

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Title: Just Take from the Rich and Give to the Poor: Critique of Charity as the Solution to Economic Inequality
Author: Richards, Jacquelyn
Advisor: Sharma, Ravi
Department: Haverford College. Dept. of Philosophy
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Running Time: 94417 bytes
Issue Date: 2007
Abstract: This thesis investigates the notion of egalitarianism or economic equality as a matter of justice through the works of John Rawls and G.A. Cohen. It considers the solution of redistribution of wealth through charity in order to reduce global suffering, as is argued by Peter Singer. Then, by way of Andrew Sayer's work, it critiques charity as the solution to the emotional and psychological ramifications of economic inequality and class difference, which are exacerbated rather than relieved through charity.
Subject: Charity -- Philosophy
Subject: Charity -- Moral and ethical aspects
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Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10066/1023

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Richards, Jacquelyn. "Just Take from the Rich and Give to the Poor: Critique of Charity as the Solution to Economic Inequality". 2007. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/10066/1023.

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