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Summary of Peter Singer’s intro to Effective Altruism

What is it? Doing the most good we can, going beyond our current moral expectations. To make a difference to the world. To enrich yourselves. Many millenials have taken this approach and adopted a modest lifestyle, donating a large part of income to the most effective charities. Based on effectiveness over emotional baggage. For example- not the Make a Wish foundation which is quite… Continue reading Summary of Peter Singer’s intro to Effective Altruism

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(Summary) Peter Singer- Famine, Affluence and Morality (1972)

Context:  The question of the moral principles behind giving aid is raised following a crisis in Bengal, with little response on individual and governmental levels from the west. Singer argues this is morally problematic. Argument P1. Suffering, death, famine etc. are bad. P2. If it is in one’s power to prevent something bad, without sacrificing anything of… Continue reading (Summary) Peter Singer- Famine, Affluence and Morality (1972)