24 March 1987
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
|Institutions||Emmanuel College, Cambridge|
Lincoln College, Oxford
Future of Humanity Institute
Giving What We Can
|Doctoral advisor||Krister Bykvist and John Broome|
William MacAskill (born William Crouch, 24 March 1987) is a Scottish philosopher, ethicist, and one of the originators of the effective altruism movement. He is Associate Professor in Philosophy at the University of Oxford, a researcher at the Global Priorities Institute at Oxford and Director of the Forethought Foundation for Global Priorities Research.
He is the author of the 2015 book Doing Good Better: Effective Altruism and a Radical New Way to Make a Difference.
- MacAskill, William. "Men Should Consider Changing Their Last Names When They Get Married". The Atlantic. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
- Thompson, Derek 25 The Greatest Good The Atlantic. June 2015
- Diver, Tony (1 March 2017). "While the papers whine about Oxbridge debauchery, student altruism gets ignored". The Telegraph. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
- "People". Retrieved 6 September 2018.
- "Abous us". Retrieved 25 April 2019.
- "Meet the Team". Retrieved 26 November 2015.
- "The Team". Retrieved 26 November 2015.
- "The history of the term 'effective altruism'". Effective Altruism Forum. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
- William MacAskill (2015). Doing Good Better - Effective Altruism And a Radical Way to Make a Difference . Guardian Faber, Template:ISBN