Effective altruism is built on the simple but unsettling idea that living a fully ethical life involves doing the most good one can. In this course you will examine this idea's philosophical underpinnings; meet remarkable people who have restructured their lives in accordance with it; and think about how effective altruism can be put into practice in your own life.
Effective AltruismPrinceton University
About this Course
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Getting Started with the Course
Poverty and Affluence
What is the Best Cause? How Much Ought We Do to Help Others?
Effective Altruism and Career Choice
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TOP REVIEWS FROM EFFECTIVE ALTRUISM
Wonderful course. Professor is excellent in subject as well as to convey his idea. I love the mix of lectures and guests' speakers. Thank professor Singer and Coursera for offering this course.
An excellent course on philosophical topics related to altruism. Also, a practical guide that can help steer charity from less to more worthy causes.
Very insightful course, opened my eyes to the importance of an indepth analysis when considering charitable donations. Also introduced valuable resources when considering how and what to give.
Audited the course. Found the information quite useful. In the quest to live an evermore ethical life, Peter Singer helps to bring light to the issues at hand in an accessible way.
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