Two factors appear particularly significant when assessing the permissibility of applying force to ensure that particular agents assist people in need, namely whether they have failed in the duty not to harm and/or in the duty to provide assistance at moderate cost. Two prominent philosophers, Thomas Pogge and Peter Singer, have argued, respectively, that we'the affluent in the developed world'fail in both regards.
|Number of pages||30|
|Journal||Law and Philosophy|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2009|