PACS news / August 1, 2015

PACS scholars on effective altruism

“A minimally acceptable ethical life involves using a substantial part of one’s spare resources to make the world a better place,” according to philosopher Peter Singer.

Stanford PACS, in partnership with the Center for Ethics and Society hosted Singer for a public event and conference on April 8-9, 2015 exploring the theory and practice of effective altruism. After the conference PACS-affiliated scholars weighed in on Effective Altruism for a special feature in the Boston Review. Contributors included PACS faculty co-directors Paul Brest and Rob Reich, as well as PACS postdoctoral fellow (2014-15) Emma Saunders-Hastings.