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Effective altruism and its critics

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Effective altruism is a philosophy and a social movement that aims to revolutionise the way we do philanthropy. It encourages individuals to do as much good as possible, typically by contributing money to the best‐performing aid and development organisations. Surprisingly, this approach has met with considerable resistance among activists and aid providers who argue that effective altruism is insensitive to justice insofar as it overlooks the value of equality, urgency and rights. They also h...

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10.1111/japp.12176

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St John's College
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Author
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Applied Philosophy Journal website
Volume:
34
Issue:
4
Pages:
457-473
Publication date:
2016-02-12
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1468-5930
ISSN:
0264-3758
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633957
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2016-12-10

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