Effective Altruism and Requiring Reasons to Help Others

Public Affairs Quarterly 38 (1):62-77 (2024)
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Abstract

Theron Pummer's impressive new book The Rules of Rescue seeks to defend effective altruism without taking on the controversial moral theoretical commitments. Through an exploration of the framework of requiring reasons and permitting reasons that is the backbone of his argument, this article raises some doubts about how successful Pummer's strategy of avoidance can be.

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