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Doing Good Better: Effective Altruism and a Radical New Way to Make a Difference

Oct 15th 2015

William MacAskill, as Associate Professor of Philosophy at Oxford University and co-founder of the Effective Altruism movement, has published his first book - Doing Good Better: Effective Altruism and a radical new way to make a difference. 

Effective Altruism is a movement that applies evidence and reason to determine the most effective ways to improve the world. Effective altruists aim to consider all causes and actions, and then act in the way that brings about the greatest positive impact.

The book provides a perfect introduction to Effective Altruism and is guaranteed to get donors thinking about their giving. The bok is divided into two parts. The first sets out the Effective Altruism philosophy through five key questions. It teaches you how to understand the work that charities do and the role of data and independent research into the effectiveness of charities. The second half of the book uses this understanding to work through a number of examples.

MacAskill's book features a weatlh of knowledge, evidence and case studies to bring effective altruism to life. This book is highly recommended for anyone looking to increase the impact of their giving.

Doing Good Better: Effective Altruism and a Radical New Way to Make a Difference by William MacAskill is published by Guardian Faber Press. ISBN: 9781783350490

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