Book review: The Community of Advantage
June 27, 2019 · by aveekbhattacharya · in Behavioural Economics, Economics, Meta-Ethics, Writing in other places · Leave a comment
I’ve written a review of Robert Sugden’s book, The Community of Advantage, for the LSE Review of Books. Here’s an extract: The Community of Advantage is a rich and wide-ranging work, touching on welfare economics, political philosophy, value theory and meta-ethics. Apart from the formal analysis of the later chapters, it is clear, readable and […]
What Effective Altruists need to answer: how much good is enough?
August 20, 2015 · by aveekbhattacharya · in Effective Altruism, Ethics, Meta-Ethics, Peter Singer, Philosophy · 2 Comments
The growing movement of Effective Altruism has received a spike in attention in recent months with the publication of two long-awaited books on the subject, Peter Singer’s The Most Good You Can Do, and William MacAskill’s Doing Good Better. Both have prompted critical responses, typically rehashing the objections that EAs (Effective Altruists) have heard time […]