#36: Doing the Most Good – Peter Singer
Peter Singer is widely regarded as the world’s most influential living moral philosopher. From kickstarting the animal rights movement to causing controversy in bioethics, Peter Singer’s contributions have changed how we live.
Peter is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton, and joined us for a discussion about effective altruism, a growing movement which seeks to apply reason and analysis to answer the question: How can we use our resources to benefit others the most?
This episode could change not just your life, but the lives of those you help.
Peter’s books and writings:
– Animal Liberation
– The Most Good You Can Do
– The Life You Can Save
– Famine, Affluence and Morality
Other Books Mentioned in the Episode:
– The Origins Of Virtue, Matt Ridley
– Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman
– Sapiens, Yuval Harari
– Reasons and Persons, Derek Parfit
– On What Matters, Derek Parfit
– Doing Good Better, Will MacAskill
Effective Altruist Organisations:
– GiveWell (recommends the most effective charities to give to)
– Giving What We Can and The Life You Can Save (pledge to donate some of your income!)
– 80000hours (find out how you can have the most impactful career)
– Centre for Effective Altruism