Effective Altruism and Collective Obligations

@article{Dietz2018EffectiveAA,
  title={Effective Altruism and Collective Obligations},
  author={Alexander Dietz},
  journal={Utilitas},
  year={2018},
  volume={31},
  pages={106 - 115}
}
  • A. Dietz
  • Published 19 June 2018
  • Philosophy
  • Utilitas
Effective altruism (EA) is a movement devoted to the idea of doing good in the most effective way possible. EA has been the target of a number of critiques. In this article, I focus on one prominent critique: that EA fails to acknowledge the importance of institutional change. One version of this critique claims that EA relies on an overly individualistic approach to ethics. Defenders of EA have objected that this charge either fails to identify a problem with EA's core idea that each of us… 

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