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Published: 27 January 2022

432 Pages


ISBN: 9780192849977

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Being Good in a World of Need

Larry S. Temkin

Uehiro Series in Practical Ethics

  • One of the world's foremost ethicists argues for a pluralistic approach to global need, engaging with the work of renowned economists Angus Deaton and Jeffrey Sachs to challenge the dominant views of Effective Altruism
  • Questions the effectiveness of international aid efforts and explores how aid agencies may overlook, ignore, or coverup any unintended negative consequences that their interventions produce
  • Staunchly defends the argument that ignoring global need is impermissible, despite the ethical and practical complexities, and considers alternative ways we may help those in need

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