Philosophy

Third examessay portion.

Instructions. Write a 5 paragraph essay on the topic below.

On what basis does Wellman
argue that we are required to do something to alleviate global poverty? What is
his argument that we benefit from global poverty? (How does he argue we have
negative duties to avoid continuing the harm that the global economic system
produces?) What is his response to the claim that people in poor countries
should fix their political problems themselves? Is his argument convincing? Why
or why not?

–Make sure your essay is in essay form. Double space
your paper. Provide citations in any standard format. See here for style guides.
Chicago style is possibly the easiest. (Noteyou wont be penalized for writing
more than 5 paragraphs.)

Its probably easiest to structure your essay like this:

Paragraph 1–Introduction with thesis
statement. Your thesis statement is the claim you will argue for.  So, e.g., I will argue against Xs view
because it does not take Y into account.

Paragraph 2-3 Explanation of the argument in the
reading relevant to the question. Explain what the author says in your own
words. Do not copy or paraphrase word for word or rely on quotes. Do not rely
on outside sources (besides lecture and powerpoint). Try to show that you
understand the reading by explaining it in your own way.

Paragraph 4Consider the objection that the topic
directs you toward.

Paragraph 5Offer your own assessment (i.e., defend
your thesis) and conclude with a few sentences  showing what you have proved.

PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU WANT THE ADDITIONAL READINGS TO USE.

PLEASE DO NOT USE ANY OUTSIDE SOURCES.

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