Student Discussion Group: Effective Altruism
- Sunday, January 20th 2013 at 6:00 pm
- Sunday, January 20th 2013 at 8:00 pm
- Think Coffee - Basement Event Space, 248 Mercer St, New York, NY
Altruism is helping others for their own sake. Most humans are
biologically wired to feel empathy and compassion. We want to help - but
some ways of helping are more effective than others.
Effective Altruism is the study and practice of
maximizing your impact on the world. With limited time, resources and
energy, how can you help as many people as much as possible? There are
many tools to consider, including scientific research on which
interventions are most effective, rationality theories that help you
prioritize your time, and long term strategies that help you develop
new, important skills. Which approaches are best for you?
This discussion will be led by Raymond Arnold. Raymond is an
organizer for several communities in NYC, including a local chapter of
a self-improvement group for people who want to have a big impact on
the world. He also runs CFI-NYC's Open Mind Open Mic, an artistic space
for developing and sharing humanist performance art.
The CFI-NYC Student Discussion Group provides students with the means
to discuss taboo or under-examined topics with like-minded peers.
Looking for an intelligent conversation you wouldn't usually find at a
typical college party? Trying to find people your age who like to
discuss things like philosophy, science, ethics, religion, and anything
most people think are taboo topics of discussion? Come meet other
students in the NYC area and make friends while exercising your brain
and examining the under-examined!
Interested in moderating a discussion on a topic of your choosing in the future? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
As there is limited space, we
ask that you only attend if you are under the age of 35. If, however,
you are older than 35 and are very interested in attending, or have
attended our discussions in the past, please send us a private message
and we may be able to work something out.