The demandingness of morality is the cost to the agent of complying with moral demands. According to some authors, there is a limit to how much morality can demand from us, and any moral theory or principle that exceeds this limit can for that reason be rejected.


Barry, Christian & Holly Lawford-Smith (2019) On satisfying duties to assist, in Hilary Greaves & Theron Pummer (eds.) Effective Altruism: Philosophical Issues, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 150–165.

Carlsmith, Joseph (2021) Care and demandingness, Effective Altruism Forum, March 8....

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