Oct 31st 2016

Effective Altruism (Coursera)

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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?