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Why is speaking about donating to charity considered immoral?

The title of the question sums it up. I find it quite strange that social norms are such that discussing about charities one donates to are considered in bad taste. To me, charity seems purely a ...
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How did Crowley envision welfare?

Aleister Crowley wrote We should have no compunction in utilizing the natural qualities of the bulk of mankind. We do not insist on trying to train sheep to hunt foxes or lecture on history; we look ...
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As a person with no descendants/family is it ethical to spend all one's money during lifetime rather than leave it to charity / the state on death?

Let's say I have no descendants or other living family but I am fairly wealthy in my lifetime due to a combination of work, inheritance, refraining from spending where others would. Is it ethical/...
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eleemosynary duties

(For context, last year I had someone close to me die. He was a very sentimental person, with certain valuables to which he was very attached. He specified certain property to be liquidated in a ...
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Does Singer mean that we are never moral, and if not so what?

Singer seems both radical and quite commonsense, to me. one cannot claim to be a morally decent person unless one is doing far more [for charity] Peter Singer, Achieving the Best Outcome: Final ...
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Are there serious challenges to the 'principle of charity' as presented by Donald Davidson?

Donald Davidson's formulation of the "principle of charity" is based on Quine's "radical interpretation" (I believe from the book Word & Object), and he formulates it in a way that considers its ...
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