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Effective altruism : philosophical issues

Author: Hilary Greaves; Theron Pummer
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: Engaging philosophy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This is the first collective study of the thinking behind the effective altruism movement. This movement comprises a growing global community of people who organise significant parts of their lives around the two key concepts represented in its name. Altruism is the idea that if we use a significant portion of the resources in our possession--whether money, time, or talents--with a view to helping others then we can  Read more...
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Greaves, Hilary.
Effective Altruism : Philosophical Issues.
Oxford : Oxford University Press USA - OSO, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hilary Greaves; Theron Pummer
ISBN: 9780192578303 0192578308 9780191881428 0191881422 0192578316 9780192578310
OCLC Number: 1117637631
Description: 1 online resource (258 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
The definition of effective altruism --
The moral imperative toward cost-effectiveness in global health --
Evidence neutrality and the moral value of information --
Effective altruism and transformative experience --
Should we give to more than one charity? --
A brief argument for the overwhelming importance of shaping the far future --
Effective altruism, global poverty, and systemic change --
Benevolent giving and the problem of paternalism --
Demanding the demanding --
On satisfying duties to assist --
Effective altruism's underspecification problem --
The hidden zero problem: effective altruism and barriers to marginal impact --
Beyond individualism --
Overriding virtue --
The callousness objection --
Index.
Series Title: Engaging philosophy.
Responsibility: edited by Hilary Greaves and Theron Pummer.

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This is the first collective study of the thinking behind the effective altruism movement, which aims to work out the most efficient ways to use our resources to help others. Leading philosophers,  Read more...

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