Meeting number 11 on 9 July 2012.

Dave asked the question "Do I have the same duty of care to strangers as I do to my friends?"

People who attended: Dave, Ben, Barry and Masood. (Andy observed for a while.)

1 comment:

masood said...

A random selection of some of the things that got said. ... The answer to the question "do I have the same duty of care to strangers as I do to my friends?" is "no" because it would be impractical to treat everyone in the same way. ... The varying degrees of obligation can be envisaged as a series of concentric circles. At the centre would be your immediate family and close friends. The outer circles would have people in distant countries and animals of various sorts. ... If you had to choose between buying your children an expensive present or giving the money to a charity to stop people dying of starvation: which is the right choice to make? ... We have a greater duty of care towards our friends and the reason for this is that it encourages people to be friendly towards each other which is a good thing.

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