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The very complex welfare impact of fishing

Does fishing worsen the state of the oceans? For animal rights activists and most environmentalists, the answer seems evidently ‘yes’. But thinking more carefully, matters become very complicated. The easy, philosophical problem: measuring aggregate welfare First we need to solve … Lees verder

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Asymmetric altruism

In effective altruism, we have to prioritize the most effective ways to do good. But there are different notions of altruism that influence our prioritization. Altruism has to do with helping others. But the tricky question becomes: helping who exactly? … Lees verder

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Black Lives Matter: racism at unexpected places

Recently, in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests, I stumbled upon a graph about interracial violent crime incidents in the US in 2018. That graph was spread by conservative, right-wing and racist people. The original source, containing the … Lees verder

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What anti-vaxxers truly believe (or how reframing improves critical thinking)

Vaccines save millions of lives every year. However, the anti-vaccination movement causes a decline in vaccination rates, which results in extra diseases and deaths. Anti-vaxxers are people who have doubts about the safety and effectiveness of vaccines that are strongly … Lees verder

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Our final strategy for meat abolition?

After a long reflection, here are my thoughts on how to most effectively decrease or end the biggest kind of human-caused suffering: animal farming (and fishing). I argue that the best strategy for animal rights advocates to abolish meat, is … Lees verder

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A game theoretic solution to population ethics

As mentioned previously, population ethics is probably the most important area in moral philosophy for effective altruists who want to do the most good. There are some very serious problems in population ethics that relate to crucial considerations about doing … Lees verder

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Doing good now or later, by yourself or by others?

How can we do the most good: by helping others now or later? By helping others directly by ourselves, with our own hands, or indirectly through the work of others? These are important questions studied in the effective altruism community … Lees verder

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Reflections on intersectionality in the animal rights movement

In recent years, the notion of intersectionality gained popularity in the animal rights and vegan communities. The discussions about intersectionality are a good case study for critical-analytical thinking. The goal of this article is to demonstrate the benefits and importance … Lees verder

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My three top charities

After a long reflection of five years within effective altruism, I finally came up with my personal three top charities. The choice of these charities is based on my personal moral beliefs and estimates of the situation, by considering the … Lees verder

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Consider remarkable animal capabilities to expand the moral circle

The problem of animal agriculture and the solution of cellular agriculture The human consumption of animal products is terrible for all kinds of reasons (zoonotic infectious diseases, animal suffering, climate change,…). It is likely the biggest cause of suffering caused … Lees verder

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