The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically

3,83 valoración promedio
( 926 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780300180275: The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically

From the ethicist the New Yorker calls “the most influential living philosopher,” a new way of thinking about living ethically

Peter Singer’s books and ideas have been disturbing our complacency ever since the appearance of Animal Liberation. Now he directs our attention to a new movement in which his own ideas have played a crucial role: effective altruism. Effective altruism is built upon the simple but profound idea that living a fully ethical life involves doing the "most good you can do." Such a life requires an unsentimental view of charitable giving: to be a worthy recipient of our support, an organization must be able to demonstrate that it will do more good with our money or our time than other options open to us. Singer introduces us to an array of remarkable people who are restructuring their lives in accordance with these ideas, and shows how living altruistically often leads to greater personal fulfillment than living for oneself.

The Most Good You Can Do develops the challenges Singer has made, in the New York Times and Washington Post, to those who donate to the arts, and to charities focused on helping our fellow citizens, rather than those for whom we can do the most good. Effective altruists are extending our knowledge of the possibilities of living less selfishly, and of allowing reason, rather than emotion, to determine how we live. The Most Good You Can Do offers new hope for our ability to tackle the world’s most pressing problems.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

From the Author:

In a nutshell, what is effective altruism and how does it differ from ordinary charitable giving?

Effective altruism is both an emerging movement and the set of ideas behind that movement. The basic idea is that to live a fully ethical life, we should seek to do the most good we can. To discover what will do the most good, we need to use reason and evidence. In contrast, two-thirds of donors to charity do no research at all into the organizations to which they donate—they are moved by images that play on their emotions, but give no indication whether the organization is effective at what it claims to be doing.

Aren’t we all, at the core, self-interested?

The book introduces readers to many of the men and women who are practicing effective altruism. What they are doing will startle many readers—choosing their careers so that they can donate more, and donating half their incomes to effective charities. Yet typically they don’t think of themselves as making a sacrifice. They find their lives more rewarding than they were before they made these choices. So it may not be a question of denying self-interest, but of a different understanding of what really is in one’s own interests. 
Can effective altruism change the world?
 
I find the stories I tell in this book immensely encouraging. There are not many effective altruists yet, but they are already changing the world, and their impact is growing.

About the Author:

Peter Singer is Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University, and Laureate Professor, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne. He is the author of more than twenty books including Animal Liberation, Practical Ethics, and The Life You Can Save. He divides his time between New York City and Melbourne, Australia.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Singer, Peter
Editorial: Yale University Press
ISBN 10: 0300180276 ISBN 13: 9780300180275
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
ACJBooks
(Staten Island, NY, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Yale University Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0300180276 This is a hardcover book with dust jacket. Nº de ref. de la librería LA120.D

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 10,61
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 5,14
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Peter Singer
Editorial: Yale University Press, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 0300180276 ISBN 13: 9780300180275
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Yale University Press, United States, 2015. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. From the ethicist the New Yorker calls the most influential living philosopher, a new way of thinking about living ethically Peter Singer s books and ideas have been disturbing our complacency ever since the appearance of Animal Liberation. Now he directs our attention to a new movement in which his own ideas have played a crucial role: effective altruism. Effective altruism is built upon the simple but profound idea that living a fully ethical life involves doing the most good you can do. Such a life requires an unsentimental view of charitable giving: to be a worthy recipient of our support, an organization must be able to demonstrate that it will do more good with our money or our time than other options open to us. Singer introduces us to an array of remarkable people who are restructuring their lives in accordance with these ideas, and shows how living altruistically often leads to greater personal fulfillment than living for oneself.The Most Good You Can Do develops the challenges Singer has made, in the New York Times and Washington Post, to those who donate to the arts, and to charities focused on helping our fellow citizens, rather than those for whom we can do the most good. Effective altruists are extending our knowledge of the possibilities of living less selfishly, and of allowing reason, rather than emotion, to determine how we live. The Most Good You Can Do offers new hope for our ability to tackle the world s most pressing problems. Nº de ref. de la librería AAH9780300180275

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 15,76
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Peter Singer
Editorial: Yale University Press, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 0300180276 ISBN 13: 9780300180275
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Yale University Press, United States, 2015. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. From the ethicist the New Yorker calls the most influential living philosopher, a new way of thinking about living ethically Peter Singer s books and ideas have been disturbing our complacency ever since the appearance of Animal Liberation. Now he directs our attention to a new movement in which his own ideas have played a crucial role: effective altruism. Effective altruism is built upon the simple but profound idea that living a fully ethical life involves doing the most good you can do. Such a life requires an unsentimental view of charitable giving: to be a worthy recipient of our support, an organization must be able to demonstrate that it will do more good with our money or our time than other options open to us. Singer introduces us to an array of remarkable people who are restructuring their lives in accordance with these ideas, and shows how living altruistically often leads to greater personal fulfillment than living for oneself.The Most Good You Can Do develops the challenges Singer has made, in the New York Times and Washington Post, to those who donate to the arts, and to charities focused on helping our fellow citizens, rather than those for whom we can do the most good. Effective altruists are extending our knowledge of the possibilities of living less selfishly, and of allowing reason, rather than emotion, to determine how we live. The Most Good You Can Do offers new hope for our ability to tackle the world s most pressing problems. Nº de ref. de la librería AAH9780300180275

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 15,90
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Peter Singer
Editorial: YALE University Press
ISBN 10: 0300180276 ISBN 13: 9780300180275
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Librería
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción YALE University Press. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 0300180276

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 13,11
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,01
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Singer, Peter
Editorial: Yale Univ Pr (2015)
ISBN 10: 0300180276 ISBN 13: 9780300180275
Nuevos Cantidad: 3
Librería
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Yale Univ Pr, 2015. HRD. Estado de conservación: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería IB-9780300180275

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 12,70
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,43
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Singer, Peter
Editorial: Yale Univ Pr (2015)
ISBN 10: 0300180276 ISBN 13: 9780300180275
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Librería
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Yale Univ Pr, 2015. HRD. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería TY-9780300180275

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 12,70
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,43
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Singer, Peter
ISBN 10: 0300180276 ISBN 13: 9780300180275
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: > 20
Librería
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 7947921

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 13,38
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,43
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Peter Singer
Editorial: Yale University Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 0300180276 ISBN 13: 9780300180275
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Yale University Press, 2015. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0300180276

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 17,05
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Peter Singer
Editorial: Yale University Press, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 0300180276 ISBN 13: 9780300180275
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 10
Librería
Book Depository hard to find
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Yale University Press, United States, 2015. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. From the ethicist the New Yorker calls the most influential living philosopher, a new way of thinking about living ethically Peter Singer s books and ideas have been disturbing our complacency ever since the appearance of Animal Liberation. Now he directs our attention to a new movement in which his own ideas have played a crucial role: effective altruism. Effective altruism is built upon the simple but profound idea that living a fully ethical life involves doing the most good you can do. Such a life requires an unsentimental view of charitable giving: to be a worthy recipient of our support, an organization must be able to demonstrate that it will do more good with our money or our time than other options open to us. Singer introduces us to an array of remarkable people who are restructuring their lives in accordance with these ideas, and shows how living altruistically often leads to greater personal fulfillment than living for oneself.The Most Good You Can Do develops the challenges Singer has made, in the New York Times and Washington Post, to those who donate to the arts, and to charities focused on helping our fellow citizens, rather than those for whom we can do the most good. Effective altruists are extending our knowledge of the possibilities of living less selfishly, and of allowing reason, rather than emotion, to determine how we live. The Most Good You Can Do offers new hope for our ability to tackle the world s most pressing problems. Nº de ref. de la librería BTE9780300180275

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 17,91
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Singer, Peter
Editorial: Yale University Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 0300180276 ISBN 13: 9780300180275
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 3
Librería
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Yale University Press, 2015. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 0300180276

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 16,09
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,57
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda