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What Kinds of Things Do Effective Altruists Do?

In his book The Most Good You Can Do, Peter Singer says, “Effective altruists do things like the following: living modestly and donating a large part of their income—often much more than the traditional tenth, or tithe—to the most effective charities; researching and discussing with others which charities are the most effective or drawing on research done by other independent evaluators; choosing a career in which they can earn most, not in order to be able to live affluently but so that they can do more good; talking to others, in person or online, about giving, so that the idea of effective altruism will spread; giving part of their body—blood, bone marrow, or even a kidney—to a stranger (p.4).” 343 more words

Effective Altruism

Book Review: The Most Good You Can Do, by Peter Singer

The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically, by Peter Singer

Paperback, 232 pages, published July 5th 2016 by Yale University Press (first published 2015) 378 more words

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Abortion as Big Business

Whenever the curtains are pulled back on Planned Parenthood clinics, the results never seem to turn out well.  Through an interview with two former Planned Parenthood employees… 1,034 more words

Current Trends

Da li je etika utkana u filozofiju ili se može ‘umovati’ nevezano za dobro/loše posljedice naših riječi, a povrh svega, naših djela, obično završava ili u plitkom rezonovanju da je filozofija svakako kao majka svih nauka i – etična, te da se ne dovodi u pitanje njena etičnost, ili se sasvim odbacuje moralna komponenta ostavljajući je religioznim tumačenjima  našeg odnosa prema Bogu i prema bližnjima. 1,266 more words

What is 'The Drowning Child Problem?'

The ‘Drowning Child’ thought experiment was first posed by philosopher Peter Singer to challenge his students to think about the ethics of what we owe to people in need. 523 more words

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Sanctity of Life & Abortion

What is the Sanctity of Life (SoL) argument?

The SoL argument states that human life is valuable in itself. According to SoL all life is worthy of RESPECT and REVERENCE and is intrinsically worthwhile. 579 more words

AS Religious Ethics

January 14, 2017 - Cut the Strings That Pull Your Mind

“Understand at last that you have something in you more powerful and divine than what causes the bodily passions and pulls you like a mere puppet.

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