Who made this site?

This site was made by Fin Moorhouse, a Research Scholar at the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University.

I received invaluable advice and feedback from Darius Meissner, Avital Balwit, Spencer Becker-Kahn, William MacAskill, Max Daniel, and Stephen Clare. Errors remain my own.

Why does this site exist?

I think longtermism is a an important and fascinating idea, and I hope it becomes more widely appreciated. But when I searched around for introductory resources online, I was surprised by how little already existed. In particular, existing material often assumes a familiarity with either philosophy or effective altruism; or else it talks a lot about longtermism without carefully introducing it. So I decided to make this site as a way to quickly get up to speed on what longtermism is actually about.

If you have criticisms, comments or questions, you can get in touch by email at finlay [dot] moorhouse [at] philosophy [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk. I'd love to hear your thoughts!

The illustration on the introduction page is a public domain image provided by the British Library.