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The Resource Effective altruism : philosophical issues, edited by Hilary Greaves and Theron Pummer

Effective altruism : philosophical issues, edited by Hilary Greaves and Theron Pummer

Label
Effective altruism : philosophical issues
Title
Effective altruism
Title remainder
philosophical issues
Statement of responsibility
edited by Hilary Greaves and Theron Pummer
Contributor
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 improve the world considerably. When we do put such resources to altruistic use, it is crucial to focus on how much good this or that intervention is reasonably expected to do per unit of resource expended (as a gauge of effectiveness). We can try to rank various possible actions against each other to establish which will do the most good with the resources expended. Thus we could aim to rank various possible kinds of action to alleviate poverty against one another, or against actions aimed at very different types of outcome, focused perhaps on animal welfare or future generations. The scale and organisation of the effective altruism movement encourage careful dialogue on questions that have perhaps long been there, throwing them into new and sharper relief, and giving rise to previously unnoticed questions. In this volume a team of internationally recognised philosophers, economists, and political theorists present refined and in-depth explorations of issues that arise once one takes seriously the twin ideas of altruistic commitment and effectiveness
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YDX
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Greaves, Hilary,
  • Pummer, Theron,
Series statement
Engaging philosophy
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  • Altruism
  • Altruism
  • Altruism
  • Altruism
  • Altruism
  • Altruism
  • Altruism
  • Altruism
  • 11.06 psychology of religion
Label
Effective altruism : philosophical issues, edited by Hilary Greaves and Theron Pummer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Effective altruism and transformative experience
  • Jeff Sebo ; Laurie Paul
  • Should we give to more than one charity?
  • James Snowden
  • A brief argument for the overwhelming importance of shaping the far future
  • Nick Beckstead
  • Effective altruism, global poverty, and systemic change
  • Iason Gabriel ; Brian McElwee
  • Benevolent giving and the problem of paternalism
  • Emma Saunders-Hastings
  • Introduction
  • Demanding the demanding
  • Ben Sachs
  • On satisfying duties to assist
  • Christian Barry ; Holly Lawford-Smith
  • Effective altruism's underspecification problem
  • Travis Timmerman
  • The hidden zero problem : effective altruism and barriers to marginal impact
  • Mark Budolfson ; Dean Spears
  • Beyond individualism
  • Stephanie Collins
  • Hilary Greaves ; Theron Pummer.
  • Overriding virtue
  • Richard Yetter Chappell
  • The callousness objection
  • Andreas Mogensen
  • The definition of effective altruism
  • William MacAskill
  • The moral imperative toward cost-effectiveness in global health
  • Toby Ord
  • Evidence neutrality and the moral value of information
  • Amanda Askell
Control code
1101772304
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
viii, 247 pages
Isbn
9780198841364
Lccn
2019947210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1101772304
Label
Effective altruism : philosophical issues, edited by Hilary Greaves and Theron Pummer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Effective altruism and transformative experience
  • Jeff Sebo ; Laurie Paul
  • Should we give to more than one charity?
  • James Snowden
  • A brief argument for the overwhelming importance of shaping the far future
  • Nick Beckstead
  • Effective altruism, global poverty, and systemic change
  • Iason Gabriel ; Brian McElwee
  • Benevolent giving and the problem of paternalism
  • Emma Saunders-Hastings
  • Introduction
  • Demanding the demanding
  • Ben Sachs
  • On satisfying duties to assist
  • Christian Barry ; Holly Lawford-Smith
  • Effective altruism's underspecification problem
  • Travis Timmerman
  • The hidden zero problem : effective altruism and barriers to marginal impact
  • Mark Budolfson ; Dean Spears
  • Beyond individualism
  • Stephanie Collins
  • Hilary Greaves ; Theron Pummer.
  • Overriding virtue
  • Richard Yetter Chappell
  • The callousness objection
  • Andreas Mogensen
  • The definition of effective altruism
  • William MacAskill
  • The moral imperative toward cost-effectiveness in global health
  • Toby Ord
  • Evidence neutrality and the moral value of information
  • Amanda Askell
Control code
1101772304
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
viii, 247 pages
Isbn
9780198841364
Lccn
2019947210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1101772304

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