They said it would take ten years. It did, just about that. I’m no measurer of economic development and progress but it does seem that the Great Recession is over and the waters of a kind of prosperity are lapping the shore once more. 2,143 more words
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Peter Singer is a famous philosopher (as famous as philosophers can be these days) known for his very strong utilitarian views:
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He is known especially for his work on the ethics of our treatment of animals, for his controversial critique of the sanctity of life doctrine in bioethics, and for his writings on the obligations of the affluent to aid those living in extreme poverty.
(Summary) Scott Wisor- Against shallow ponds: an argument against Singer's approach to global poverty (2011)
Problems with Singer’s line of thinking
The argument itself is not the problem. Rather it is the way of thinking associated with it, which generates a form of “Shallow Pond thinking” which treats the issues of global poverty as simplistic as in the Pond Analogy. 598 more words
MacAskill and Effective Altruism
- Qalys (Quality Adjusted Life Years), which factors into consideration life quality and expectancy, attempts to compare things we normally cannot conceptualise (e.g. 735 more words
What is it?
- Doing the most good we can, going beyond our current moral expectations.
- To make a difference to the world. To enrich yourselves. 163 more words