Reason, Rationality, and Giving
“There is no pure reason… Reason is of its nature always an incarnate reason imbedded in complexes of communicative action and in structures of the lived-in world.” (Jürgen Habermas, Der philosophische Diskurs der Moderne, Frankfurt/Main 1985, p. 374)
Reason involves the determination of facts in an ongoing discussion where all parties believe, that if we talk long enough, an agreement will be reached.
There are countless charities the world that demand our attention. There are countless people in the world who want to donate to these charities. How are they to decide where to give , especially as individuals at the “retail” level.
In recent years there has been a proliferation of new organisations who want to help the smaller doner decide where they should give. They evaluate and rank the charities.
We propose that there is a necessity to evaluate the evaluators, to rank the rankers. We want to apply the same principles of accountability and transparency to those who are recommending which charities are most deserving.
We want to apply the same principles of accountability and transparency to those organisations who are evaluating, ranking, and recommending which charities are most deserving.
- Personal Benefits
- Appreciation and recognition
- Impulse giving: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impulsivity