Archive du blog pour January 2016

Altruism Meets Effective Altruism: Thoughts on Conversations with Peter Singer

In October, I had the honor of participating in a public discussion at Princeton University with philosopher Peter Singer, Professor of Ethics and author of The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically (Yale University Press). “Effective altruism,” writes Peter Singer, “is based on a very simple idea:… Read more »

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The Path from Personal Transformation to Societal Change – Part 2

In line with Darwin’s emphasis on the importance of cooperation in nature, new advances in evolutionary theory allow us to envision an extended altruism that transcends the ties of family and tribe, and emphasizes the fact that human beings are essentially “SuperCooperators,” to use a term coined by Martin Nowak. Evaluating the capacities for both… Read more »

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