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noun as in do-gooder

noun as in humanitarian

noun as in philanthropist

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Effective altruists would respond that their moral obligation is to fund the most demonstrably transformative projects as defined by their framework, no matter what else is left behind.

A strong receiver corresponds to one of the donor’s close friends or a fellow altruist, and a weak receiver to a member of the general public.

The book played a powerful role in birthing the effective altruist movement, built around the principle that charities should take a rigorous approach to doing as much good as possible.

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Drawing on this insight, effective altruists might emphasize the personal satisfaction that can arise from donating to effective causes, and talk about their own personal experience with the movement in ways that convey what it means to them.

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Effective altruist groups have developed resources for ensuring that the causes and charities they’re excited about can make the most out of the day, including donation matching events.

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Having helped put Bush back in the White House, Warren returned to his more familiar role as a global altruist.

Egoists (with even thinner and weaker voices) denounce Him as an altruist.

She was as yet an altruist in matters of the heart; she frankly and openly interested herself only in the loves of others.

Some of them believed him to be an altruist, while others, without evidence to support their views, regarded him with suspicion.

He spoke of the Church and of its mission in the world, with all the hope of a religious altruist.

The egoist may love his wife, but this love is interested and very different from that of the altruist.


On this page you'll find 99 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to altruist, such as: backer, contributor, patron, philanthropist, promoter, and protector.

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