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TagLast edit: 29 May 2021 11:36 UTC by EA Wiki assistant

The EA Philosophy tag covers posts about the philosophical ideas behind EA, especially when they don’t discuss particular causes or research methods.

Bibliography

MacAskill, William & Darius Meissner (2020) Effective altruism, in ‘Acting on utilitarianism’, Utilitarianism.

Effec­tive Altru­ism is a Ques­tion (not an ide­ol­ogy)

HelenToner16 Oct 2014 4:16 UTC
123 points
46 commentsEA link

Aim high, even if you fall short

Julia_Wise11 Oct 2014 17:26 UTC
39 points
9 commentsEA link

Defin­ing Effec­tive Altruism

William_MacAskill19 Jul 2019 10:49 UTC
99 points
21 comments5 min readEA link

On “fringe” ideas

KelseyPiper19 Aug 2019 7:00 UTC
108 points
1 comment5 min readEA link
(theunitofcaring.tumblr.com)

New book: Mo­ral Uncer­tainty by MacAskill, Ord & Bykvist

frankieaw10 Sep 2020 16:22 UTC
85 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

Effec­tive Altru­ism is an Ide­ol­ogy, not (just) a Question

Fods1228 Jun 2019 7:18 UTC
125 points
44 comments16 min readEA link
(thegodlesstheist.com)

In defence of epistemic modesty

Gregory_Lewis29 Oct 2017 19:15 UTC
95 points
49 commentsEA link

Effec­tive Altru­ism and Mean­ing in Life

extra_ordinary18 Mar 2019 6:12 UTC
94 points
7 comments12 min readEA link

Aid Scep­ti­cism and Effec­tive Altruism

William_MacAskill3 Jul 2019 11:34 UTC
70 points
13 comments2 min readEA link

Sum­mary of my aca­demic pa­per “Effec­tive Altru­ism and Sys­temic Change”

antonin_broi26 Sep 2019 13:55 UTC
73 points
5 comments4 min readEA link

[Question] What are the key on­go­ing de­bates in EA?

richard_ngo8 Mar 2020 16:12 UTC
70 points
54 comments1 min readEA link

The Nar­row­ing Cir­cle (Gw­ern)

Aaron Gertler11 Feb 2019 23:50 UTC
40 points
15 commentsEA link

A philo­soph­i­cal in­tro­duc­tion to effec­tive altruism

William_MacAskill10 Jul 2019 13:40 UTC
56 points
9 comments1 min readEA link

Some Modes of Think­ing about EA

EdoArad9 Nov 2019 17:54 UTC
52 points
3 comments3 min readEA link

Giv­ing isn’t de­mand­ing*

William_MacAskill25 Nov 2011 5:00 UTC
1 point
2 commentsEA link

Effi­cient char­ity: do unto oth­ers...

Scott_Siskind3 Sep 2013 4:40 UTC
18 points
6 commentsEA link

Why not give 90%?

HaydenW23 Mar 2020 2:53 UTC
52 points
26 comments7 min readEA link

[Question] What val­ues would EA want to pro­mote?

James_Banks9 Jul 2020 6:35 UTC
34 points
7 comments1 min readEA link

Why I’m skep­ti­cal about un­proven causes (and you should be too)

Peter Wildeford7 Aug 2013 4:00 UTC
34 points
0 commentsEA link

Be­ware sur­pris­ing and sus­pi­cious convergence

Gregory_Lewis24 Jan 2016 19:11 UTC
67 points
13 commentsEA link

Cause pri­ori­ti­za­tion for down­side-fo­cused value systems

Lukas_Gloor31 Jan 2018 14:47 UTC
61 points
9 comments48 min readEA link

On ev­ery­day al­tru­ism and the lo­cal circle

Bernadette_Young24 May 2015 14:09 UTC
25 points
9 commentsEA link

An em­bar­rass­ment of riches

Julia_Wise19 Nov 2015 18:23 UTC
26 points
2 commentsEA link

Cosmopolitanism

TopherHallquist10 Sep 2014 7:30 UTC
33 points
42 commentsEA link

The Priv­ilege of Earn­ing To Give

Jeff_Kaufman14 Jan 2015 1:59 UTC
69 points
39 commentsEA link

Why I Give (Zoe Sav­it­sky)

Aaron Gertler27 Jul 2020 11:29 UTC
50 points
1 comment2 min readEA link
(www.givingwhatwecan.org)

EA read­ing list: clue­less­ness and epistemic modesty

richard_ngo3 Aug 2020 9:23 UTC
23 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

The world is full of wasted motion

Neel Nanda5 Aug 2020 20:41 UTC
20 points
2 comments11 min readEA link
(www.neelnanda.io)

Toby Ord: Selected quo­ta­tions on ex­is­ten­tial risk

Aaron Gertler6 Aug 2020 17:41 UTC
26 points
0 comments38 min readEA link
(theprecipice.com)

What al­tru­ism means to me

Neel Nanda15 Aug 2020 8:25 UTC
13 points
0 comments7 min readEA link
(www.neelnanda.io)

Con­sid­er­ing Con­sid­er­ate­ness: Why com­mu­ni­ties of do-good­ers should be ex­cep­tion­ally considerate

Stefan_Schubert31 May 2017 22:41 UTC
31 points
17 commentsEA link

Hedg­ing against deep and moral uncertainty

MichaelStJules12 Sep 2020 23:44 UTC
43 points
10 comments9 min readEA link

Act util­i­tar­i­anism: crite­rion of right­ness vs. de­ci­sion procedure

Askell18 Jan 2017 23:49 UTC
32 points
6 commentsEA link

Ex­pected value the­ory is fa­nat­i­cal, but that’s a good thing

HaydenW21 Sep 2020 8:48 UTC
52 points
20 comments5 min readEA link

What ac­tu­ally is the ar­gu­ment for effec­tive al­tru­ism?

Benjamin_Todd26 Sep 2020 20:32 UTC
89 points
28 comments2 min readEA link

GiveWell’s Char­ity Recom­men­da­tions Re­quire Tak­ing a Con­tro­ver­sial Stance on Pop­u­la­tion Ethics

MichaelDickens17 May 2016 1:51 UTC
26 points
53 commentsEA link

Ste­fan Schu­bert: Un­der­stand­ing cause-neutrality

EA Global3 Nov 2017 7:43 UTC
6 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Hilary Greaves: Do­ing good to­gether — col­lec­tivism vs. coordination

EA Global3 Nov 2017 7:43 UTC
6 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

The Mo­ral Im­per­a­tive Toward Cost-Effec­tive­ness in Global Health

Toby_Ord11 Mar 2013 23:20 UTC
12 points
0 comments10 min readEA link

The most im­por­tant un­solved prob­lems in ethics

William_MacAskill15 Oct 2012 2:28 UTC
12 points
0 commentsEA link

How to be a high im­pact philoso­pher, part II

William_MacAskill27 Sep 2012 4:00 UTC
0 points
0 commentsEA link

How to be a high im­pact philosopher

William_MacAskill8 May 2012 4:00 UTC
2 points
0 commentsEA link

If you want to dis­agree with effec­tive al­tru­ism, you need to dis­agree one of these three claims

Benjamin_Todd25 Sep 2016 15:01 UTC
31 points
7 commentsEA link

Prospect­ing for Gold (Owen Cot­ton-Bar­ratt)

EA Global18 Nov 2016 12:11 UTC
34 points
4 comments21 min readEA link

Will MacAskill: Why should effec­tive al­tru­ists em­brace un­cer­tainty?

EA Global4 Dec 2018 16:23 UTC
32 points
2 commentsEA link

[Question] Is the cur­rent defi­ni­tion of EA not rep­re­sen­ta­tive of hits-based giv­ing?

Venkatesh26 Apr 2021 4:37 UTC
42 points
14 comments1 min readEA link

Book launch: “Effec­tive Altru­ism: Philo­soph­i­cal Is­sues” (Oxford)

Aaron Gertler18 Sep 2019 0:23 UTC
37 points
4 comments2 min readEA link

[Pod­cast] Tom Moynihan on why prior gen­er­a­tions missed some of the biggest pri­ori­ties of all

evelynciara25 Jun 2021 15:39 UTC
12 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(80000hours.org)

The Case for Education

SamuelKnoche14 Aug 2020 17:26 UTC
16 points
10 comments10 min readEA link

[Question] What good are you do­ing to­day?

Prof.Weird20 Nov 2020 14:39 UTC
3 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Be­hav­ioral/​Cog­ni­tive Psy­chol­ogy and EA

Jung Enthusiast13 Dec 2020 16:15 UTC
−4 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

Whole­hearted choices and “moral­ity as taxes”

Joe_Carlsmith21 Dec 2020 19:35 UTC
62 points
7 comments4 min readEA link

[Question] Why “cause area” as the unit of anal­y­sis?

riceissa25 Jan 2021 2:53 UTC
76 points
20 comments4 min readEA link

Stu­art Rus­sell Hu­man Com­pat­i­ble AI Roundtable with Allan Dafoe, Rob Re­ich, & Ma­ri­etje Schaake

Mahendra Prasad11 Feb 2021 7:43 UTC
16 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Alice Crary’s philo­soph­i­cal-in­sti­tu­tional cri­tique of EA: “Why one should not be an effec­tive al­tru­ist”

ben.smith25 Feb 2021 20:06 UTC
20 points
6 comments2 min readEA link

A full syl­labus on longtermism

jtm5 Mar 2021 22:57 UTC
102 points
13 comments8 min readEA link

Why Should We Donate Money to Char­ity?

julianhazell20 Mar 2021 17:07 UTC
9 points
0 comments8 min readEA link
(www.givingwhatwecan.org)

The Epistemic Challenge to Longter­mism (Tarsney, 2020)

MichaelA4 Apr 2021 3:09 UTC
59 points
28 comments2 min readEA link
(globalprioritiesinstitute.org)

Philo­soph­i­cal Cri­tiques of Effec­tive Altru­ism by Prof Jeff McMahan

Robert_Wiblin3 May 2016 21:05 UTC
36 points
8 commentsEA link

[Question] How can I ap­ply per­son-af­fect­ing views to Effec­tive Altru­ism?

New_EA29 Apr 2020 4:57 UTC
19 points
21 comments1 min readEA link

In­tro­duc­tion to Effec­tive Altruism

Centre for Effective Altruism27 May 2020 10:27 UTC
39 points
2 comments10 min readEA link

Why effec­tive al­tru­ism used to be like ev­i­dence-based medicine. But isn’t anymore

JamesSnowden12 Aug 2015 15:13 UTC
12 points
15 commentsEA link

What is effec­tive al­tru­ism?

William_MacAskill13 May 2013 4:00 UTC
12 points
26 commentsEA link

May 5th Event: Democ­racy, Altru­ism, & the Ethics of Transna­tional Aid

Mahendra Prasad5 May 2021 5:33 UTC
2 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

In­tro­duc­tion to Effec­tive Altru­ism (Ajeya Co­tra)

EA Global14 Apr 2017 22:23 UTC
25 points
0 comments16 min readEA link