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David Pearce

David Pearce is a British utilitarian philosopher and transhumanist, who promotes the idea that there exists a strong ethical imperative for humans to work towards the abolition of suffering in all sentient life. His internet manifesto The Hedonistic Imperative details how he believes the abolition of suffering can be accomplished through “paradise engineering.” He co-founded the World Transhumanist Association in 1998, and the Abolitionist Society in 2002.


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Articles


"Buddhism vs. Utilitarianism - two paths that seek to abolish suffering"   www.bltc.com  Jul 7, 2015

"High-Tech Jainism: our ethical responsibility is to end suffering on a cosmological scale"   hedweb  May 20, 2015

"The Radical Plan To Phase Out Earth’s Predatory Species"   io9  Aug 11, 2014

"#2 Editor’s Choice Award: The Antispeciesist Revolution"   Ethical Technology  Dec 29, 2013

"The Antispeciesist Revolution"   Ethical Technology  Jul 26, 2013

"Live-Blogging the Morning of Day Two of Humanity+ San Francisco"   Ethical Technology  Dec 2, 2012

"Should We Eliminate the Human Ability to Feel Pain?"   io9.com  Oct 2, 2012

"Is Humanity Accelerating Towards… Apocalypse? or Utopia?"   Ethical Technology  Jun 21, 2012

"The Biointelligence Explosion"   HedWeb  May 11, 2012

"A Pan-Species Welfare State? (Part 4 of “Reprogramming Predators”)"   HedWeb  Feb 28, 2012

"Extinction versus Reprogramming (Part 3 of “Reprogramming Predators”)"   hedweb  Feb 27, 2012

"Parasites, Predators and Serial Killers (Part 2 of “Reprogramming Predators”)"   hedWeb  Feb 26, 2012

"The Problem of Predation (Part 1 of “Reprogramming Predators”)"   HedWeb  Feb 25, 2012

"Five Top Reasons Transhumanism Can Eliminate Suffering"   Hplusmagazine  Feb 19, 2012


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The Future of Work and Death (Trailer)   2015-10-05

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Global Catastrophic & Existential Risk - Sleepwalking into the Abyss   2014-10-05

Timescales of the Hedonistic Imperative (6min 31sec)   2014-09-24

Politics & Abolition From Suffering   2014-09-22

On Wellbeing, Bliss and Happiness   2014-09-22

The World Transhumanist Association (WTA)   2014-09-20

What is Transhumanism? – the 3 Supers   2014-09-16

High Tech Jainism   2014-08-10

On Lab Meat / in vitro meat   2014-08-08


News


Welcome to New Affiliate Scholar and Fellow (Mar 05, 2012)


Past Appearances


Orban, Wood, Pearce @ SIAI Seoul (Seoul, South Korea - Nov 06, 2015)

Natasha Vita-More, Aubrey de Grey, David Pearce @ Anticipating 2025 (Birkbeck, University of London - Mar 22, 2014)

David Pearce @ Science, Technology & the Future (Melbourne, Australia - Nov 30, 2013)

Kuscewski, de Grey, Goertzel, Brin, Pearce, Cascio, Hughes, Glenn, Vita-More, Naam @ H+ SanFran 2012 (San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA USA - Dec 01, 2012)

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