Society & Culture

The RSA: meeting 21st century challenges by showcasing ideas, undertaking innovative research and building civic capacity around the world. We encourage public discourse and critical debate by providing platforms for leading experts to share new ideas on contemporary issues, through our public events programme. All of the audio files are recordings of talks in our public events programme.


Can Altruism Be More Effective?

June 8th, 2015

Episode 339 of 443 episodes

Should the pure, unemotional logic of utilitarianism be brought to bear on charitable giving? Renowned ethicist Peter Singer advances a provocative new theory of ‘effective’ altruism.