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The Resource Doing good better : how effective altruism can help you make a difference, William MacAskill

Doing good better : how effective altruism can help you make a difference, William MacAskill

Label
Doing good better : how effective altruism can help you make a difference
Title
Doing good better
Title remainder
how effective altruism can help you make a difference
Statement of responsibility
William MacAskill
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Suggests that most altruism can actually be harmful due to lack of information, bad data, and prejudice, and instead argues for focusing on evidence and reasoning when considering altruisic actions
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1987-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
MacAskill, William
Dewey number
171/.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM1146
LC item number
.M33 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Altruism
  • Helping behavior
Label
Doing good better : how effective altruism can help you make a difference, William MacAskill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: worms and water pumps: how can you do the most good? -- You are the 1 percent: just how much can you achieve? -- Hard trade-offs: question #1: how many people benefit, and by how much? -- How you can save hundreds of lives: question #2: is this the most effective thing you can do? -- Why you shouldn't donate to disaster relief: question #3: is this area neglected? -- The best person who ever lived is an unknown Ukrainian man: question #4: what would have happed otherwise? -- Why voting is like donating thousands of dollars to charity: question #5: what are the chances of success, and how good would success be? -- Overhead costs, CEO pay, and other confusions: which charities make the most difference? -- The moral case for sweatshop goods: how can consumers make the most difference? -- Don't "follow your passion": which careers make the most difference? -- Poverty versus climate change versus ... : which causes are most important? -- Conclusion: becoming an effective altruist: what should you do right now? -- Appendix: thinking like an effective altruist: the five key questions of effective altruism
Control code
18524412
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 258 pages
Isbn
9781592409105
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015000705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Doing good better : how effective altruism can help you make a difference, William MacAskill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: worms and water pumps: how can you do the most good? -- You are the 1 percent: just how much can you achieve? -- Hard trade-offs: question #1: how many people benefit, and by how much? -- How you can save hundreds of lives: question #2: is this the most effective thing you can do? -- Why you shouldn't donate to disaster relief: question #3: is this area neglected? -- The best person who ever lived is an unknown Ukrainian man: question #4: what would have happed otherwise? -- Why voting is like donating thousands of dollars to charity: question #5: what are the chances of success, and how good would success be? -- Overhead costs, CEO pay, and other confusions: which charities make the most difference? -- The moral case for sweatshop goods: how can consumers make the most difference? -- Don't "follow your passion": which careers make the most difference? -- Poverty versus climate change versus ... : which causes are most important? -- Conclusion: becoming an effective altruist: what should you do right now? -- Appendix: thinking like an effective altruist: the five key questions of effective altruism
Control code
18524412
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 258 pages
Isbn
9781592409105
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015000705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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