Aid Scepticism and Effective Altruism

Journal of Practical Ethics 7 (1):49-60 (2019)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

In the article, ‘Being Good in a World of Need: Some Empirical Worries and an Uncomfortable Philosophical Possibility,’ Larry Temkin presents some concerns about the possible impact of international aid on the poorest people in the world, suggesting that the nature of the duties of beneficence of the global rich to the global poor are much more murky than some people have made out. In this article, I’ll respond to Temkin from the perspective of effective altruism—one of the targets he attacks. I’ll argue that Temkin’s critique has little empirical justification, given the conclusions he wants to reach, and is therefore impotent.

Links

PhilArchive

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Each-We Dilemmas and Effective Altruism.Theron Pummer & Matthew Clark - 2019 - Journal of Practical Ethics 7 (1):24-32.
Effective Altruism.Theron Pummer & William MacAskill - 2020 - International Encyclopedia of Ethics.
Effective Altruism and Systemic Change.Antonin Broi - 2019 - Utilitas 31 (3):262-276.
Are We Conditionally Obligated to be Effective Altruists?Thomas Sinclair - 2018 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 46 (1):36-59.
Introduction to the Symposium on The Most Good You Can Do.Anthony Skelton - 2016 - Journal of Global Ethics 12 (2):127-131.
The Ethical Principles of Effective Altruism.Anthony Skelton - 2016 - Journal of Global Ethics 12 (2):137-146.
Effective Altruism and its Critics.Iason Gabriel - 2016 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 33 (3):457-473.
The Economics of Morality.Dillon Bowen - 2016 - Journal of Practical Ethics 4 (1).
Effective Altruism: How Big Should the Tent Be?Amy Berg - 2018 - Public Affairs Quarterly 32 (4):269-287.

Analytics

Added to PP
2019-07-02

Downloads
1,296 (#9,360)

6 months
191 (#15,499)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

William MacAskill
Oxford University

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references