The Expanding Circle
- go https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Expanding_Circle
- peter singer
- inspiration for flancia.
I'll now try to write my impressions here in free form as I can and as I reference it through the agora.
This is a hugely influential book for me but, wait for this, I only finished it on 2021-12-21 (I sometimes take unreasonably long to finishing things; it is one of my noticeable traits. In this case I left it at essentially 90% of the way through for no good reason but inefficiencies when scheduling it for reading.)
But because this book describes a proposition that I already believed, it felt valuable to me already. I considered it core to my thinking even if I hadn't finished it yet. It is a good distillation of the ideas of effective altruism, or the ideas that led to the movement and represent, IMHO, its reasonable core.