Philosophy 79 (2):319-327 (2004)

Keith Horton
University of Wollongong
In this paper, I critically discuss a number of arguments made by John Kekes, in a recent article, against the claim that those of us who are relatively affluent ought to do something for those living in absolute poverty in developing countries. There are, I argue, a variety of problems with Kekes' arguments, but one common thread stems from Kekes' failure to take account of the empirical research that has been conducted on the issues which he discusses.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1017/S0031819104000282
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 51,304
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Book Reviews. [REVIEW]Robert Gay - 1990 - Mind 99 (395):474-477.
The Art of Life.John Kekes - 2002 - Cornell University Press.
The Human Condition.John Kekes - 2010 - Oxford University Press.
Perennial Arguments.John Kekes - 1979 - Idealistic Studies 9 (2):115-130.
A New Defence of Common Sense.John Kekes - 1979 - American Philosophical Quarterly 16 (2):115 - 122.
Reply to Horton.John Kekes - 2004 - Philosophy 79 (2):328-330.


Added to PP index

Total views
85 ( #108,500 of 2,330,106 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
2 ( #393,610 of 2,330,106 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes