What is the background behind the UCL MA Philosophy EA course?post by jackmalde · 2020-10-03T13:56:22.076Z · score: 7 (3 votes) · EA · GW · 1 comments
This is a question post.
The Philosophy MA at UCL appears to have had an optional Philosophical Foundations of Effective Altruism module. However, looking at the module list for 2020/2021 it looks like it might have been scrapped.
Does anyone know the background behind this course?:
- How did it come to be a module?
- Who taught it?
- Is there any evidence that it has helped increase attention towards EA and in what way?
- Has it actually been scrapped and if so why?
More generally, is it worth trying to spread EA in this way? I.e. by convincing Philosophy departments at universities to include it as an option?
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