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Global Optimum

Aug 20, 2019

This episode features:

-Are people with autism spectrum disorder more utilitarian?

-Do utilitarian judgments in trolley problems predict interest in effective altruism?

-What is the “identifiable victim effect”

-Why empathy is bad for morality

-Are effective altruists more empathetic than average?  Less...

Aug 6, 2019

This episode features:

-Are effective altruists especially prone to anxiety and depression?

-Are effective altruists high in autistic-like traits?

-Is effective altruism especially appealing to people high in autistic-like traits?

-Are people high in autistic-like traits more rational?

-Why do we fall prey to biases...