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Edmund Gurney (1847 - 1888)
- Brief summary of the life of the first negative utilitarian, by Derek Greatrex.
Mission Statement of BLTC Research
- BLTC was founded to promote paradise engineering
Negative utilitarianism, by David Pearce
- Challenges the moral symmetry of pleasure and pain. Most philosophers jump to the conclusion that it would justify erasing the world were that the only way to eradicate suffering - however it is a little more complicated than that.
- Short essay - some critical thoughts on negative utilitarianism: proposing an understanding of "negative" as a matter of degree.
Paradise Engineering / The Hedonistic Imperative
- How genetic engineering and nanotechnology will enable us to get rid of suffering in all sentient life.
The Least Suffering for the Smallest Number
- A negative utilitarian approach to the problem of ethical priorities questioning the Copenhagen consensus.
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