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A stranger priority? Topics as the outer reaches of effective altruism

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This thesis examines three philosophical topics relevant to the project of identifying and acting on the most effective ways of doing good: anthropic reasoning, simulation arguments, and infinite ethics. These topics are unified in their potential to disrupt the empirical and normative assumptions underlying the most straightforward case for “strong longtermism” (that is, the view that positively influencing the long-term future is the key moral priority of our time). The first chapter examin...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
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University of Oxford
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HUMS
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Philosophy Faculty
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Future of Humanity Institute
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Carlsmith, J
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Future of Humanity Institute DPhil Scholarship
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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