FTX, Moral Philosophy, Public Philosophy
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Does the FTX debacle hold lessons for moral philosophers? For those interested in public philosophy? 1. What’s the connection? The head of FTX, billionaire Samuel Bankman-Fried, has been an active part of the “effective altruism” movement, which was inspired by Peter Singer‘s application of utilitarianism to problems of world hunger (especially the classic 1972 essay “Famine, Affluence, and Morality“) and, more lately, shaped by philosophers Toby Ord and William MacAskill (both at Oxford)....

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