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The Most Good You Can Do
How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically

Peter Singer

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 new movement in which his own ideas have played a crucial role: effective altruism. Effective altruism is built upon the simple but profound idea that living a fully ethical life involves doing the "most good you can do." Such a life requires an unsentimental view of charitable giving: to be a worthy recipient of our support, an organization must be able to demonstrate that it will do more good with our money or our time than other options open to us. Singer introduces us to an array of remarkable people who are restructuring their lives in accordance with these ideas, a...

2015   232 pp.  2 b/w illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300180275  $25.00

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New Treatise on the Uniqueness of Consciousness

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