Peter Singer

The Most Good You Can Do

Peter Singer

Talk: The Most Good You Can Do

Philosopher Peter Singer visited Google's Cambridge, MA office to discuss his book, "The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically". Such a life requires an unsentimental view of charitable giving: to be a worthy recipient of our support, an organization must be able to demonstrate that it will do more good with our money or our time than other options open to us. In his book, Singer introduces us to an array of remarkable people who are restructuring their lives in accordance with these ideas, and shows how living altruistically often leads to greater personal fulfillment than living for oneself.

Peter Singer

Peter Singer is an Australian moral philosopher, professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, and a Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne. He specialises in applied ethics and approaches ethical issues from a secular, utilitarian perspective – and few people are better placed to advise on what actions we ought to take to lead moral lives.

The Most Good You Can Do

Peter Singer’s books and ideas have been disturbing our complacency ever since the appearance of Animal Liberation. Now he directs our attention to a challenging new movement in which his own ideas have played a crucial role: effective altruism.

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