Responses to effective altruism critics

post by Ayman · 2020-12-31T11:21:04.095Z · EA · GW · No comments

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    Aaron Gertler
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Does anyone know of good articles that respond to effective altruism criticism? Something like William Macaskill’s “aid scepticism and effective altruism”, bearing in mind that I have access to academic journals.


answer by Pablo · 2021-01-01T02:22:26.230Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Hilary Greaves's presentation, The collectivist critique of effective altruism. Like everything by Greaves, it's excellent.

answer by Aaron Gertler · 2021-01-04T23:35:24.708Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

CEA maintains a page of "common objections to effective altruism [? · GW]". It hasn't been updated for a while, but I think it provides reasonable responses to some points that I still see critics make often.

answer by Pablo · 2021-01-01T02:20:45.578Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Since you mentioned an article by Will MacAskill as an example, you may be interested in another article of his, The definition of effective altruism, sect. 4 of which discusses a number of "misunderstandings of effective altruism".

answer by james_aung · 2020-12-31T11:59:52.272Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Effective Altruism and its Critics, Iason Gabriel, Journal of Applied Philosophy 

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