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Effective altruism is built on the simple but unsettling idea that living a fully ethical life involves doing the most good one can. In this course you will examine this idea's philosophical underpinnings; meet remarkable people who have restructured their lives in accordance with it; and think about how effective altruism can be put into practice in your own life. All the features of this course are available for free. It does not offer a certificate upon completion....

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Jan 23, 2018

Excellent material on a much needed topic. The course brought together a good number of strong and important ideas, well backed by research and with very interesting and relevant guest speakers.


Apr 19, 2017

What a wonderful course. It gives each of us a way to help in the best possible manner. One would think that only serious philanthropists can help when in fact every single person can.

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par Ryan

Oct 31, 2015

Life changing

par Paula T C

Jun 10, 2018

So refreshing and necessary! Thank you! <3

par Tarey L K

Aug 29, 2015

I could listen to Professor Singer all day. He draws you in, gets you involved and leaves you wanting more. One can actually see the high regard that his guest speakers have for him and his guests are always interesting and sometimes even fascinating.

par Janka E

Sep 25, 2015

For me it was a fantastic course. This is exactly that time in my life when I'm alwasy thinking about what I should work and how can I help as much as I can. This course helped me a lot and I recived a lot of good ideas for my essay and for my life also.


Aug 23, 2015

It's been a great experience to now deep this amazing Peter Singer's proposal. I appreciate a lot the way that ethical ideas, feelings and projects are exposed and shared with all of us. The result is not only to get more knowledge about effective altruism but to have the chance of changing our lives.

par Sneha V

Sep 22, 2015

Great material, even better teacher!

par Idan A

Jun 27, 2018

one of the best courses on coursera

par Risto U

Jan 15, 2016

Having an essay as a final assignment was great!

par Chris L

Sep 12, 2017

made me think, and re-think, my ideas about the right thing(s) to do


Aug 17, 2015

Best speech of balanced summary, which is very important to me, for one.

par Ravi A V

Aug 14, 2015

as the name suggests this is really an effective altruism

par christine c

Sep 15, 2015

great array of speakers augmenting the course materiel

par Eli H

Oct 31, 2018

Very interesting!

par jacqueline r

Aug 22, 2015

Excellent course, very useful. However, the examples of people to be admired for giving their kidneys to strangers, etc.were quite beyond the realm of the everyday life of most individuals with family responsibilities, etc. The course did reinforce my own attitudes toward most "charities," which are not effective nor altruistic. The lectures were just that, lectures, rather bland because we are used to animations and charts to illustrate lessons.

par Minisha T

Dec 22, 2015

I love the theory in this course.

par Ricardo B D V

Sep 13, 2015

A very interesting course to understand the relationship between ethics and the current problems.

par David L

May 26, 2016

Professor Singer does a wonderful job of bringing in lauded philanthropists to help make this course a reality. My only qualm was with my expectation of a greater philosophical aspect to the course: he does spend some time on Kant and Hume's ethical dichotomy which was wonderful though.

par Balbina H

Aug 30, 2015

exelente curso, muy completo, Peter Singer explica muy bien, los temas interesantísimos

par Florian W

Dec 27, 2017

Excellent course, great experience, thank you so much to offer this course.

par Lenika M M H

Oct 25, 2015

This course is amazing, more than I expected, you can relate it with everything, no matter your career, it´s effective

par Jorge A C G

Mar 02, 2017

Bien estructurado y claro.

par Tushar k

Apr 30, 2019


par Gustavo C

May 20, 2019

To think that an ancient philosophy not applicable to modern life is like thinking that the sun is not effective because it is old. Effective altruism goes beyond the personal satisfaction of doing good and feeling good about what I can achieve, Eastern philosophy teaches us that it produces twice the joy of giving than what produces receiving. I am very grateful for this course and the orientation that Dr Singer has given to such a relevant topic in an era of individual selfishness.

par D Y

Oct 15, 2015

Very strong concept, to take and employ in your day to day life. I found it very vital for not for profit work.

However, substantial philosophy knowledge is needed in order to really absorb and follow the argument.