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On Satisfying Duties to Assist

Barry, Christian; Lawford-Smith, Holly


This is the first collective study of the thinking behind the effective altruism movement. This movement comprises a growing global community of people who organise significant parts of their lives around the two key concepts represented in its name. Altruism is the idea that if we use a significant portion of the resources in our possession—whether money, time, or talents—with a view to helping others then we can improve the world considerably. When we do put such resources to altruistic use,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Effective Altruism Philosophical Issues
DOI: /10.1093/oso/9780198841364.003.0010


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