Date(s) - 03/10/2016
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Catherine Low, from Christchurch and the Effective Altruism Charitable Trust, will speak to us about this concept. Effective altruists aim to consider all causes and actions, and then act in the way that brings about the greatest positive impact. It is this broad evidence-based approach that distinguishes effective altruism from traditional altruism or charity. While a substantial proportion of effective altruists have focused on the non-profit sector, the philosophy of effective altruism applies much more broadly, e.g., to prioritizing the scientific projects, companies, and policy initiatives which can be estimated to save and improve the most lives. They bring together critical thinking, open mindedness and global empathy when considering how to help with the disparity that suffuses our world. Associated with this movement is Peter Singer, the Australian moral philosopher, who was recognised in 2004 as the Australian Humanist of the year by the Council of Australian Humanist Societies.
All interested people are welcome, Society members and members of the public – bring a friend.