A strikingly original argument on Charity


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I found this post's argument to be genuinely impressive.

See: http://freestudents.blogspot.com/2010/12/why-charity-is-not-virtue-even-if-it-is.html

I'd like to add to it; charity requires others to be poor, i.e. objects of charity. Therefore, if morality is primarily based on charity there is no reason to want a world without poverty; for then one cannot be moral.

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I found this post's argument to be genuinely impressive.

See: http://freestudents.blogspot.com/2010/12/why-charity-is-not-virtue-even-if-it-is.html

I'd like to add to it; charity requires others to be poor, i.e. objects of charity. Therefore, if morality is primarily based on charity there is no reason to want a world without poverty; for then one cannot be moral.

"Why charity is not a virtue, even if it is a good thing", is the title of the article.

But is "selfishness" a virtue? A virtue is a moral category, but selfishness is an integral part of human nature needed for survival purposes.

Imo declaring selfishness as a virtue makes as little sense as declaring breathing as a virtue.

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