Mo­ral offsetting

TagLast edit: 14 Jan 2022 10:14 UTC by Leo

Moral offsetting (sometimes called ethical offsetting) is the practice of undoing wrongs caused in one area by donating to charities working in those areas or engaging in other relevant acts of altruism.

Further reading

Alexander, Scott (2015) Ethics offsets, Slate Star Codex, January 4.

Foerster, Thomas (2019a) Moral offsetting, The Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 69, pp. 617–635.

Foerster, Thomas (2019b) Moral offsetting bibliography, Vacchablogga, March 3.

Levy, Neil (2015) Moral offsetting, Practical Ethics, January 7.

Zabel, Claire (2016) Ethical offsetting is antithetical to EA, Effective Altruism Forum, January 5.

Hedg­ing against deep and moral uncertainty

MichaelStJules12 Sep 2020 23:44 UTC
45 points
11 comments9 min readEA link

Eth­i­cal offset­ting is an­ti­thet­i­cal to EA

ClaireZabel5 Jan 2016 17:49 UTC
36 points
77 commentsEA link

[Question] How much money donated and to where (in the space of an­i­mal wellbe­ing) would “can­cel out” the harm from leas­ing a com­mer­cial build­ing to a restau­rant that pre­sum­ably uses fac­tory farmed an­i­mals?

spreadlove568323 Aug 2021 19:53 UTC
19 points
5 comments1 min readEA link

Scott Alexan­der – Ax­iol­ogy, Mo­ral­ity, Law

tessa28 Aug 2016 15:00 UTC
9 points
0 comments11 min readEA link

Covid offsets and car­bon offsets

Louis_Dixon23 Jul 2020 21:19 UTC
22 points
2 comments2 min readEA link

Car­bon Offsets as an Non-Altru­is­tic Expense

Davidmanheim3 Dec 2019 11:38 UTC
22 points
5 comments2 min readEA link

Don’t sweat diet?

Gregory_Lewis22 Oct 2015 20:15 UTC
15 points
40 commentsEA link

At what cost, car­nivory?

Gregory_Lewis29 Oct 2015 23:37 UTC
11 points
13 commentsEA link

How can I in­ter­nal­ize my most im­pact­ful nega­tive ex­ter­nal­ities?

rhys_lindmark17 Jan 2019 5:38 UTC
9 points
7 commentsEA link

Launch­ing 60,000,000,000 Chick­ens: A Give Well-Style CEA Spread­sheet for An­i­mal Welfare

AppliedDivinityStudies4 Jun 2021 21:08 UTC
27 points
19 comments3 min readEA link

[Question] What are some re­spon­si­bil­ity bun­dle bar­gains for medium-sized en­ter­prises?

brb24310 Jan 2022 19:38 UTC
2 points
0 comments1 min readEA link