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.




  • Impact
  • Personal Benefits
  • Appreciation and recognition


  • Impulse giving: