Event Title

Findings on the Moral Obligations of Charitable Actions

Presenter Information

Cameron Hillier, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Start Date

30-4-2015 9:00 AM

End Date

30-4-2015 10:55 AM

Project Type

Poster

Description

A presentation on the research findings of surveys taken world wide via Amazon Mturk. The questions in study was based on Peter Singer's paper: Famine, Affluence, and Morality, and calls into questions why people seem to have a disposition to help others in immediate danger or need, but now send aid of comparable value to charities across the world. The survey created and run was a variation on that, and then a second variation on that to more directly get at one aspect of the idea of giving to charities. The research suggests people distrust certain ideas, like charities, but in many situations it is all subject to the case in question. The CLAS poster would be about this research, the survey, and what was found.

Faculty Sponsor

John Waterman

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Philosophy Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Humanities

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1682

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Apr 30th, 9:00 AM Apr 30th, 10:55 AM

Findings on the Moral Obligations of Charitable Actions

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

A presentation on the research findings of surveys taken world wide via Amazon Mturk. The questions in study was based on Peter Singer's paper: Famine, Affluence, and Morality, and calls into questions why people seem to have a disposition to help others in immediate danger or need, but now send aid of comparable value to charities across the world. The survey created and run was a variation on that, and then a second variation on that to more directly get at one aspect of the idea of giving to charities. The research suggests people distrust certain ideas, like charities, but in many situations it is all subject to the case in question. The CLAS poster would be about this research, the survey, and what was found.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/175