The Harvard Research Center in Creative Altruismpost by Geuss · 2014-10-21T23:33:59.138Z · EA · GW · Legacy · 4 comments
I just happened upon this long bygone research institute in my own research. Established by Pitirim A. Sorokin - established and headed the first sociology department at the university - at Harvard sometime around the mid-twentieth century. Unfortunately, I don't have time to pursue its archives/work at the moment. Thought I would throw it out here if anyone else was interested.
From my impression, a lot of the output is methodologically suspect if not subsumed or transcended by subsequent work. Nevertheless, some real intellects work at the institute. Might be worth briefly excavating, if only for a very interesting historical antecedent- a footnote in effective altruism.
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