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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   Eine interdisziplinäre Betrachtung zur Willensfreiheit    English Translation

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   Appendix 1   Appendix 2

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   Moralischer Perfektionismus und Gerechtigkeit            English Translation

3.4   Erkenntnis und Transzendenz in der Lebenspraxis        English Translation

3.5   Konkurrierende Lebensziele                                           English Translation

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    Short Version




4.    Reviews



4.1   Michael Hampe – Das vollkommene Leben                   German only

4.2   Michael Hampe – Tunguska                                           German only

4.3   Michael Hampe – Die Lehren der Philosophie               English Translation

4.4   Konrad Banicki – Philosophy as Therapy

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