Sep 3, 2019
This episode features:
-Arguments against utilitarianism
-What moral views do philosophers favor?
-Why you should consider moral uncertainty when deciding how altruistic to be
-How does giving away 10% of your income affect your happiness?
-Why donating 10% of your income is not too demanding (for middle class members of affluent countries)
-How should the prospect of value drift affect your commitment to altruism?
-Do people underestimate the selfish benefits of altruism?
-Does effective altruism help save us from the “hedonic treadmill”?
Be a Free EA:
Dunn, E. W., Aknin, L. B., & Norton, M. I. (2008). Spending money on others promotes happiness. Science, 319(5870), 1687-1688.
MacAskill, W., Mogensen, A., & Ord, T. (2018). Giving Isn’t Demanding. The Ethics of Giving: Philosophers' Perspectives on Philanthropy, 178.
Bourget, D., & Chalmers, D. J. (2014). What do philosophers believe?. Philosophical studies, 170(3), 465-500.
Singer, P. (1972). Famine, affluence, and morality. Philosophy & public affairs, 229-243.
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