Undergraduate Honors Theses

Thesis Defended

Spring 2019

Document Type


Type of Thesis

Departmental Honors



First Advisor

Brian Talbot


By dissecting the moral permissibility and obligations surrounding the donation of discretionary funds and profits to be put towards the saving of lives of people suffering around the world, I hope to make progress in and add value to the conversation surrounding ethical behavior on a large scale. Holding people, groups, organizations, etc. accountable for their financial practices and questioning the effects of different routes of action will allow me to investigate and inch closer towards unraveling the level of moral permissibility of these actions in question, which will in turn shape the expected everyday behavior of people and groups (groups of any kind which are comprised of individual people).