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Giving Well: The Ethics of Philanthropy

Patricia Illingworth, Thomas Pogge, and Leif Wenar


As long as large segments of humanity are suffering chronic poverty and dying from treatable diseases, organized giving can save or enhance millions of lives. With the law providing little guidance, ethics has a crucial role to play in ensuring that the philanthropic practices of individuals, foundations, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), governments, and international agencies are morally sound and effective. This book brings together an international group of distinguished philosophers, social scientists, lawyers, and practitioners to identify and address the most urgent moral questions ... More

Keywords: accountability, aid effectiveness, charity, duty of beneficence, giving, NGOs, philanthropy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199739073
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739073.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patricia Illingworth, editor
Northeastern University

Thomas Pogge, editor
Yale University

Leif Wenar, editor
Sheffield University

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