Peter Singer on Effective Altruism - RSA

Peter Singer on Effective Altruism


  • Behaviour change

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Should the pure, unemotional logic of utilitarianism be brought to bear on charitable giving? Renowned ethicist Peter Singer advances a provocative new theory of ‘effective’ altruism.

In this excerpt from the event 'Can Altruism Be More Effective?', Peter Singer discusses effective altruism, a provocative new movement. He explains how effective altruism is built upon the idea that living a fully ethical life involves doing the "most good you can do."

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