Essays Tagged: "Hardin"

"Poverty Anonymous": How the US sould handle foreign aid.

POVERTY ANONYMOUSIn dealing with impoverished countries, Hardin likens the situation to a lifeboat, wherein there are only enough places for so many people a ... gn policy. I believe that a country may not know they have a problem so it may be necessary to take Hardin's view until they realize they do need help. Hardin makes the point that if poor countries do ... e year . But they still do not produce enough food to feed their entire country. If we were to take Hardin's view of foreign policy here and use the idea of the late Alan Gregg, Vice President at the ...

(6 pages) 83 0 2.5 Feb/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Environmental Science and the Tragedy of the Commons

Garret Hardin, the author of "The Tragedy of the Commons", studies the natural cycle of humans using non-re ... tion problem is a member of the class of no technical solutions because it is a Tragedy of Commons. Hardin says that "It is fair to say that most people who anguish over the population problem are try ... a problem that arises from the conflict between individual profit versus preservation. The example Hardin uses is that of a herdsman. He states that unconsciously, the herdsman wants looks to increas ...

(2 pages) 78 0 3.5 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science


s are poor can and should the rich countries be expected to provide for the less fortunate? Garrett Hardin, author of "Lifeboat Ethics: The Case against Aid That Harms" states that each country has a ... ser to a limit that we are close to reaching. Our nation only has a small amount of energy left and Hardin believes that by assisting the poor we will only make ourselves more susceptible to disaster. ...

(3 pages) 66 1 2.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Response to Garrett Hardin's article "Lifeboat Ethics: The Case against Helping the Poor."

I find a few things wrong with Garrett Hardin's article "Lifeboat Ethics: The Case against Helping the Poor." The dominant argument I have ... ing the Poor." The dominant argument I have against his article is that it is completely one sided. Hardin fails to even glance at the people, who do not fall under his ideas of what our society, nati ... ts are the right ones, so there is no reason to allow others to have ideas of their own.Here is how Hardin describes the "lifeboat" of our world: "If we divide the world crudely into rich nations and ...

(2 pages) 49 0 0.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays

A Critique of "Lifeboat Ethics: The Case Against Helping the Poor"

d Programme. Within his article titled "Lifeboat Ethics: the Case Against Helping the Poor", Garret Hardin, a well-known philosopher of ecology, analyzes the difficulty and ultimate ruin associated wi ... ecology, analyzes the difficulty and ultimate ruin associated with providing aid to these nations. Hardin's argument for the preservation of well-to-do societies is embodied by his extended metaphor ...

(12 pages) 83 0 5.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The tradegy of the commons

leads to a severe problem. The key is the control the breeding rate and thus the population growth.Hardins results do have a few weaknesses however. His idea that there is no technical solution to th ... a that there is no technical solution to the problem is rather narrow minded. Although I agree with Hardin that we should look for ways to lower the population through incentives or possible tax break ...

(4 pages) 42 0 4.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Lifeboat ethics

Critical Review: Hardin, Garret. Lifeboat Ethics: the Case Against Helping the Poor. Psychology Today. 1974Lifeboat R ... n is "tough love" (ref., 1) that would save the planet, or better called "spaceship" than lifeboat. Hardin suggests several ways to overcome the issues. He suggests we better show the minor countries ... ral to help the poor are already founded in a person, but this is not what we need now according to Hardin. As I understood for the strong and predictable future we will anyway have to sacrifice both ...

(4 pages) 0 0 0.0 Mar/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Summary of Living on a Lifeboat

and thoroughly understand what we mean when we use one since metaphorical thinking is inescapable (Hardin, 1974). Instead of solving problems, metaphors are used as a point of emphasis. Sometimes the ... successful while in other cases it can be nearly suicidal to the point that you are trying to make. Hardin uses the term lifeboat as a metaphor because it immediately makes the reader think of human s ...

(4 pages) 1 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays