Will MacAskill

Will MacAskill

Will MacAskill is a Scottish philosopher, ethicist, and one of the originators of the effective altruism movement. He is an associate professor at the University of Oxford, where his research focuses on the fundamentals of effective altruism—the use of evidence and reason to help others as much as possible with our time and money—with a particular concentration on how to act given moral uncertainty. He is director of the Forethought Foundation for Global Priorities Research and a co-founder and president of the Centre for Effective Altruism. He also co-founded 80,000 Hours, a YCombinator-backed non-profit that provides research and advice on how you can best make a difference with your career and Giving What We Can, a global community of effective givers that is best known for ‘The Giving What We Can Pledge’ to give 10% of lifetime income to the most effective charities.

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