Steven Arthur Pinker (born 18 September 1954) is a Canadian-American cognitive psychologist, linguist, and author.

Involvement with effective altruism

Pinker has described effective altruism as "one of the great new ideas of the 21st century",[1] and has written that "movements that aim to spread scientific sophistication such as […] effective altruism have a vast potential to enhance human welfare."[2] He has also collaborated with Harvard Effective Altruism and has expressed support for Giving What We Can.[3]

Further reading

Timalsina, Tarun (2021) Effective altruism: An interview with Steven Pinker, Harvard Political Review.

Steven Pinker. Official website.

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    MacAskill, William (2015) Doing Good Better: How Effective Altruism Can Help You Make a Difference, New York: Random House.

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    Pinker, Steven (2018) Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress, New York: Viking, ch. 22.

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