Effective altruism is built on the simple but unsettling idea that living a fully ethical life involves doing the most good one can. In this course you will examine this idea's philosophical underpinnings; meet remarkable people who have restructured their lives in accordance with it; and think about how effective altruism can be put into practice in your own life.
Week 1: Introduction
Week 2 :Getting Started
Week 3: Poverty and Affluence, Part 1
Week 4: Poverty and Affluence, Part 2
Week 5: What is the Best Cause?
Week 6: How Much Ought We Do to Help Others?
Week 7: Career Choice
Week 8: The Giving Game
Week 9: Why Act Ethically?