Saturday, November 26, 2022

Awesome interview. Whitney Web goes on a rant about FTX.


"William David MacAskill" = 200 (Ordinal)

"William D MacAskill" = 1177 (Latin)

"MacAskill" = 81 (Ordinal)

William David MacAskill (né Crouch; born 24 March 1987)[3] is a Scottish philosopher and author, along with being one of the originators of the effective altruism movement.[4][5][6] He is an Associate Professor in Philosophy and Research Fellow at the Global Priorities Institute at the University of Oxford, and Director of the Forethought Foundation for Global Priorities Research. MacAskill is also the co-founder of Giving What We Can, the Centre for Effective Altruism and 80,000 Hours.[7] He is the author of the 2015 book Doing Good Better,[8] the 2022 book What We Owe the Future,[9] and co-author of the 2020 book Moral Uncertainty

Early life and education
MacAskill was born William Crouch, in 1987, and grew up in Glasgow.[6][1] MacAskill was educated at Hutchesons' Grammar School in Glasgow.[11] At the age of 15, after learning about how many people were dying as a result of AIDS, he made the decision to work towards becoming wealthy and giving away half of his money.[12] At the age of 18, MacAskill read Peter Singer's 1972 essay "Famine, Affluence, and Morality", which later became a guiding principle for his life.[6]

MacAskill earned a BA in philosophy at Jesus College, Cambridge, in 2008 followed by a BPhil at St Edmund Hall, Oxford in 2010. He went on be awarded a DPhil at St Anne's College, Oxford in 2014 (spending a year as a visiting student at Princeton University), supervised by John Broome and Krister Bykvist.[2] He then took up a junior research fellowship at Emmanuel College, Cambridge,[13] before taking an associate professorship at Lincoln College, Oxford.

MacAskill (born Crouch) argues that men should consider changing their last names when they get married. He and his ex-wife changed their last name to "MacAskill", her maternal grandmother's maiden name.[43] MacAskill and his former wife authored articles together on topics of ethical debate.[44][45] They separated in 2015 and later divorced.[1]

Out of concern for animal welfare, MacAskill has experienced both anxiety and depression.[1] MacAskill lives in Oxford

"William David Crouch" = 187 (Ordinal)
"William David Crouch" = 88 (Reduction)

"William D Crouch" = 70 (Reduction)
"William D Crouch" = 227 (Reverse)

"William Crouch" = 147 (Ordinal)
"Bill D Crouch" = 190 (Reverse)

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