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Practical Philosophy


 Working papers by Socrethics



 1   Philosophy as Therapy

 2   Negative Utilitarianism

 3   Secular Buddhism

 4   Effective Altruism







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    German Original

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   A Solution to the Mere Addition Paradox

2.7   Population Ethics with Negative Welfare

2.8   The Denial of the World from an Impartial View

2.9   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                                    German Original

3.4   Knowledge and Transcendence in Practical Live          German Original

3.5   Competing Life Goals                                                    German Original

3.6   Moral Relativism and the Search for Happiness

3.7   The Good Life in Philosophical Films

3.8   Philosophy as Therapy – Introduction

3.9   Philosophy as Therapy – Beyond the Medical Model    




4.    Reviews



4.1   Michael Hampe – Das vollkommene Leben                   German only

4.2   Michael Hampe – Tunguska                                           German only

4.3   Michael Hampe – The Teachings of Philosophy            German Original

4.4   Konrad Banicki – Philosophy as Therapy

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