Excellent material on a much needed topic. The course brought together a good number of strong and important ideas, well backed by research and with very interesting and relevant guest speakers.
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.
By Francine M•
Although very much focused on altruism through giving to charities and less on daily life, I found this course very interesting and it certainly gave me another perspective regarding altruism and charities. Tip: I followed this course with a few friends of mine and we did a mini-Giving Game! Although we couldn't choose so we ended up doubling our money and giving to two charities.
By EUGENIA Q•
This course allowed me to expand my way of seeing altruism. From the philosophical positions that can support it to the most practical and effective ways of carrying it out. From the what to the how, with deep and enriching experiences carried out by people and organizations. It gave me the opportunity to learn how to help others and motivated me to do it.
By D Y•
Very strong concept, to take and employ in your day to day life. I found it very vital for not for profit work.
However, substantial philosophy knowledge is needed in order to really absorb and follow the argument.
By Ira R•
It was a very interesting and insightful course. I left each lecture thinking about my own life and choices, which is the point. Additionally, I found the readings useful; however, not all of the links worked.
By rafael h g v•
Me gusto mucho el curso, excelente material, excelente metodologia, aprendi mucho y quiero que muchas personas puedan aprovechar esta herramienta fabulosa de COURSERA para la divulgacion de los cursos
By Phoebe S•
Want to think and act in an broader and much more responsible way? They this course is for you.
By Margaret M•
Very well done. I would have liked it if there were more assignments.
By Juan G U•
By Philipp L•
I would have expected more academic background, but the course overall is very interesting.
By Jose L M C•
Deberia tener certificado
By Foivos I•
Too many lectures, specialized audience with huge competition, not accessible by novices of philosophy and only assessed through a single peer-reviewed assignment-essay.