Russ Roberts & Erik Hoel , EconTalk

Erik Hoel on Effective Altruism, Utilitarianism, and the Repugnant Conclusion

26 Sep 2022 • 77 min • EN
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Neuroscientist Erik Hoel talks about why he is not an "effective altruist" with EconTalk host, Russ Roberts. Hoel argues that the utilitarianism that underlies effective altruism--a movement co-founded by Will MacAskill and Peter Singer--is a poison that inevitably leads to repugnant conclusions and thereby weakens the case for the strongest claims made by effective altruists.

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