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William MacAskill

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William David MacAskill (born 24 March 1987 as William David Crouch) is a Scottish philosopher. He is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oxford, a Senior Research Fellow at the Global Priorities Institute and the Director and Founder of the Forethought Foundation for Global Priorities Research. MacAskill is also the author of Doing Good Better and the co-founder of Giving What We Can, 80,000 Hours and the Centre for Effective Altruism.

Bibliography

MacAskill, William (2015) Doing Good Better: How Effective Altruism Can Help You Make a Difference, New York: Random House.

MacAskill, William & Darius Meissner (2020) Introduction to Utilitarianism: An Online Textbook, Oxford.

MacAskill, William, Krister Bykvist & Toby Ord (2020) Moral Uncertainty, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

External links

William MacAskill. Official website.

Ask Me Any­thing!

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Thoughts on “The Case for Strong Longter­mism” (Greaves & MacAskill)

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The Case for Strong Longtermism

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Will MacAskill: Open­ing talk (2015)

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Will MacAskill on his ‘Eat That Elephant’ rou­tine, learn­ing from suc­cess­ful peo­ple, and the diminish­ing marginal re­turns of time spent work­ing [blog cross-post]

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Will MacAskill: Why should effec­tive al­tru­ists em­brace un­cer­tainty?

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Will MacAskill: Clos­ing re­marks (2020)

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Will MacAskill, Rossa O’Keeffe-O’Dono­van, & An­dreas Mo­gensen: Global Pri­ori­ties In­si­tute’s 2018 goals and research

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Will MacAskill: How can effec­tive al­tru­ism stay cu­ri­ous?

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Will MacAskill: Fireside chat (2019)

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Will MacAskill: Effec­tive al­tru­ism in 2017

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Will MacAskill: Clos­ing re­marks (2017)

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Will MacAskill: Open­ing talk (2017)

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Will MacAskill: Do­ing good together

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Joseph Gor­don-Le­vitt, Ju­lia Galef, AJ Ja­cobs, and Will MacAskill: EA in media

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