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Comment by adamchainz on A Long-run perspective on strategic cause selection and philanthropy · 2016-02-14T17:07:44.605Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · EA · GW

n.b. there's a broken link here now, the link to the Peter signer article

This point has been made by philosophers like Derek Parfit (very memorably at the end of his book Reasons and Persons) and Peter Singer (in a short piece he wrote with Nick Beckstead and Matt Wage).

"short piece" should point to:

http://effective-altruism.com/ea/50/preventing_human_extinction/