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Doing the most good. How effective altruism is changing ideas about living ethically.

Author: Peter Singer
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press 2014.
Series: Castle Lectures Series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Peter Singer's books and ideas have been disturbing our complacency ever since the appearance of 'Animal Liberation'. Now he directs our attention to a challenging new movement in which his own ideas have played a crucial role: effective altruism. Effective altruism is built upon the simple but profoundly unsettling idea that living a fully ethical life involves doing the most good. Such a life requires a rigorously  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Singer
ISBN: 9780300180275 0300180276
OCLC Number: 898114048
Description: 192 pages.
Series Title: Castle Lectures Series.
Responsibility: Peter Singer.

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From the ethicist the New Yorker calls "the most influential living philosopher," a new way of thinking about living ethically  Read more...

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"Singer's argument is powerful, provocative and, I think, basically right. The world would be a better place if we were as tough-minded in how we donate money as in how we make it."-Nicholas Kristof, Read more...

 
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