The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically Audiobook, by Peter Singer Play Audiobook Sample

The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically Audiobook

The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically Audiobook, by Peter Singer Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Matthew Lloyd Davies Publisher: Tantor Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 3.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 2.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: June 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781977374462

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

17

Longest Chapter Length:

34:16 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

06:02 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

20:24 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

7

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Publisher Description

Peter Singer’s books and ideas have been disturbing our complacency ever since the appearance of Animal Liberation. Now he directs our attention to a new movement in which his own ideas have played a crucial role: effective altruism. Effective altruism is built upon the simple but profound idea that living a fully ethical life involves doing the “most good you can do.” Such a life requires an unsentimental view of charitable giving: to be a worthy recipient of our support, an organization must be able to demonstrate that it will do more good with our money or our time than other options open to us. Singer introduces us to an array of remarkable people who are restructuring their lives in accordance with these ideas, and shows how living altruistically often leads to greater personal fulfillment than living for oneself.

The Most Good You Can Do develops the challenges Singer has made to those who donate to the arts, and to charities focused on helping our fellow citizens, rather than those for whom we can do the most good. Effective altruists are extending our knowledge of the possibilities of living less selfishly, and of allowing reason, rather than emotion, to determine how we live. The Most Good You Can Do offers new hope for our ability to tackle the world’s most pressing problems.

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“Singer is a deep thinker and a wonderfully clear writer, moving smoothly from careful philosophical analyses to vivid stories of extraordinary lives.”

— Paul Bloom, author of Against Empathy 

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  • “Reading this book can change your life; acting on this book can improve the lives of others.”

    — Dean Karlan, author of More Than Good Intentions

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About Peter Singer

Peter Singer is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University and Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne. He first became well known internationally in 1975 with the publication of Animal Liberation.

About Matthew Lloyd Davies

Matthew Lloyd Davies is a veteran actor, director, and Audie Award–winning audiobook narrator. Highlights of his acting career include regular appearances with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal National Theatre in the West End, on international tours, and in award-winning television shows and films. He has experience in radio, a master’s degree in directing, and extensive experience in presenting at corporate events.