Antislavery in What We Owe the Future: The Contingency of Moral Change
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Antislavery in What We Owe the Future: The Contingency of Moral Change

Editors’ Note: Matthew Wyman-McCarthy examines the role of British abolitionism as a case study and model for the longtermism movement in William MacAskill’s What We Owe the Future (Basic Books, 2022). Throughout the eighteenth century, most Britons who bothered to reflect on the transatlantic slave trade at all would have considered it an unalterable fact … Continue reading