Tagarchief: effective altruism

Effective altruism and the law of diminishing marginal effect

If you hold a weight of 10 grams in your left hand and 20 grams in your right hand, you will feel a difference, but if you hold a weight of 1,01 kilograms in your left hand and 1,02 kilograms … Lees verder

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Being rational about nuclear power

Disclaimer: in the past I did several actions against nuclear power. This article does not reflect the opinions of the environmental organizations I am and was involved in. Effective environmentalism deals with the irrationalities in the environmental movement. These irrationalities … Lees verder

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The integration of effective altruism focus areas

The effective altruism movement has three major focus areas: human welfare promotion, animal welfare promotion and far future catastrophic risk reduction (and a fourth, meta-level area of community building and priorities research). As I will explain, all these focus areas … Lees verder

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Variable critical level utilitarianism as the solution to population ethics

Summary 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 the most … Lees verder

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My cause prioritization

Summary The search for the most important causes is essential for an effective altruist who wants to do the most good. Here I present my cause prioritization, starting from a moral theory that deals with problems in population ethics (involving … Lees verder

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Ineffective actions and campaigns that can backfire

Effective altruism is not only about looking for actions that do the most good, but also about avoiding ineffective actions. Here I will give four examples of campaigns or actions that can backfire in the sense that they can do … Lees verder

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How to compensate your carbon footprint

How can you make sure that you do not have a negative impact on the climate system and that you do not contribute to global warming? How can you do this in the most effective and fair way? The answer … Lees verder

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