Lecture 5: Introduction to longtermism

The future of humanity may be longer, larger, and (hopefully) better than all of human history so far. Do we have moral obligations towards people in the future, and if so what are the implications of this for our actions today? In this lesson we will explore one of the most interesting and significant developments in ethics in recent years – longtermism, an approach with surprising conclusions.

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