Practical Philosophy


 Working papers by Socrethics



 1   Philosophy as Therapy

 2   Negative Utilitarianism

 3   Secular Buddhism

 4   Effective Altruism

 5   Risk Ethics







1.    Biological and Cultural Evolution



1.1   The Biological Evolution of Pain

1.2   The Cultural Evolution of Suffering

1.3   On the Perception of Risk and Benefit

1.4   An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Freedom of Will

1.5   Cultural Pessimism and Therapy




2.    Social Philosophy



2.1   Short History of Welfare Economics

2.2   Negative Utilitarianism and Justice

2.3   Negative Utilitarian Priorities

2.4   Hostility and the Minimization of Suffering

2.5   On the Buddhist Truths and the Paradoxes in Population Ethics

2.6   The Denial of the World from an Impartial View

2.7   Negative Utilitarianism and Buddhist Intuition




3.  Philosophy of Life



3.1   The Moral Ideal of the Complete Life

3.2   The Controllability of Life Satisfaction

3.3   Moral Perfectionism and Justice

3.4   Erkenntnis und Transzendenz in der Lebenspraxis

3.5   Konkurrierende Lebensziele

3.6   Moral Relativism and the Search for Happiness

3.7   The Good Life in Philosophical Films

3.8   Philosophy as Therapy – Beyond the Medical Model




4.    Reviews



4.1   Michael Hampe – Das vollkommene Leben

4.2   Michael Hampe – Tunguska

4.3   Michael Hampe – Die Lehren der Philosophie

4.4   Konrad Banicki – Philosophy as Therapy

4.5   Toby Ord – Why I’m Not a Negative Utilitarian