William MacAskill

William MacAskill
Research Affiliate

Will is a co-founder of Giving What We Can, 80,000 Hours, and the Centre for Effective Altruism where he serves as CEO. An associate professor of philosophy at Oxford University, he previously he studied philosophy at Cambridge (B.A.) and Oxford (BPhil, DPhil), and was a Fulbright Scholar at Princeton.

His research has two main focuses. The first addresses the issue of how one ought to make decisions under normative uncertainty; in addition to a DPhil on the topic, he has published on this issue in Ethics, Mind, and The Journal of Philosophy. The second is on effective altruism: the use of evidence and reason to promote the wellbeing of all.