About Effective Altruism
the key ideas in 11 minutes:
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Our efforts are guided by the following core principles:
Commitment to others
Global compassion: consideration of the well-being of all sentient beings.
Consequentialism: striving to act to the biggest benefit of all.
Scientific mindset: acting based on the best available evidence and reasoning.
Intellectual humility: evaluation of one’s own logic, action and results and serious consideration of other perspectives.
Cause-impartiality: ensuring work on the most pressing problems by regular re-evaluation.
Transparency: documenting all work and openly sharing reasoning, results, challenges, and mistakes.
Integrity: striving for honesty and consistency to build the trust and standards communities need to thrive.
Collaborative spirit: great results come from groups with epistemic rigor who exchange their perspectives and insights. To encourage cooperation, we treat everyone kindly and respectfully.
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