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Philosopher Peter Singer: The Most Good You Can Do

"The Most Good You Can Do:" How Effective Altruism is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically

Effective altruism is built upon the simple but profound idea that living a fully ethical life involves doing the "most good you can do." 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. Singer shows how restructuring one’s life to live altruistically often leads to greater personal fulfillment than living for oneself.

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Peter Singer is often described as the world’s most influential living philosopher. His 40 books have appeared in more than 25 languages. Singer is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University, and Laureate Professor, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne. Singer is also the founder of The Life You Can Save, an effective altruism group that encourages people to donate money to the most effective charities working today.