Effective altruism is the project of using evidence and reason to find out how to do the most good and to act on these findings.

Further reading

80,000 Hours (2021) Effective altruism: Ten global problems, 80,000 Hours.

Berkey, Brian (2021) The philosophical core of effective altruism, Journal of Social Philosophy, vol. 52, pp. 92–113.

Greaves, Hilary & Theron Pummer (2019) Introduction, in Hilary Greaves & Theron Pummer (eds.) Effective Altruism: Philosophical Issues, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 1–9.

Harris, Keiran & Robert Wiblin (2021) Effective altruism in a nutshell, 80,000 Hours, October 18.

MacAskill, William & Theron Pummer (2020) Effective altruism, in Hugh LaFollette (ed.) International Encyclopedia of Ethics, Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley.

Singer, Peter (2019) Foreword, in Hilary Greaves & Theron Pummer (eds.) Effective Altruism: Philosophical Issues, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. v–vi.

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