A talk by renowned Princeton professor Peter Singer on Effective Altruism. Peter Singer is one of the most well-known living philosophers and a figurehead of the Effective Altruism movement. As a moral philosopher, he is best known for his writings on animal rights and global poverty and he recently ranked as the world’s third most influential global thought leader [see link below]. Effective Altruism is applying evidence, reason and rationality to the goal of making the world a better place. This could be by giving to the most cost-effective charities, volunteering with the most high-impact organisations, thinking critically about what causes to support, choosing a career in a way that maximizes impact and so on. This is an exciting opportunity to meet such a distinguished philosopher, and we highly encourage any and all to attend!
The venue at KCL requires a reasonably accurate guest list of all non-KCL attendees 72 hours in advance so if you are coming please sign up on the Eventbrite page at http://eventbrite.co.uk/event/11763193027 by 6:00 on Sunday.
KCL students do not need to add their name to the list, they just need their KCL card. People who are not on the guestlist will have to sign in at the door on the day and KCL security maintain a right to refuse entry.
This event is being organised by Giving What We Can London with the co-operation of Philosophy For All and Philosophy Now. Hope to see you there!