Monthly Archives: September 2014

Summary of The Point of View of the Universe, by Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek and Peter Singer

My university library has an electronic version of The Point of View of the Universe, by Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek and Peter Singer, which includes summaries of each of the book’s chapters. (These summaries are not included in the print or the Kindle versions.) Collated, they provide a good summary of the book as a whole. So here they are.

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Spanish translation of Graham’s ‘Keep your identity small’

What follows is a Spanish translation of my favorite essay of all time: Paul Graham’s Keep your identity small. I’m not very pleased with the way in which I translated the title, but I wasn’t able to come up with any better alternatives; the verb ‘to keep’ (in the relevant sense) and the second person (in the imperative mode) are both singularly hard to translate into Spanish.

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I’m available to talk

I’ve recently reached the conclusion that having more one-to-one interactions with effective altruists will likely increase my positive impact. So if you are an EA (broadly defined) and would like to have a conversation with me, please do get in touch.  Originally I posted a similar announcement to the EA self-help Facebook group, and the focus was on helping people with personal issues. But I’m equally happy to discuss EA ideas and related subjects.

Contact me with a couple of suggested time slots between 3pm and 11pm (GMT) on any day (including weekends), and I will either confirm one of those slots or suggest a few alternatives.  We can use Hangouts, Skype, WhatsApp or Signal. I will assume that the conversation will last about 30 minutes; if you would like to talk for longer, that’s fine, but please let me know in advance so I can plan accordingly.