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The Simple Case for Going Vegan
Price: Free! Words: 2,810. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
This two-part essay argues that a vegan lifestyle is implied by core human values that we all share. The first part presents a simple argument for veganism based on an ethical principle we all hold valid, while the second part argues that veganism follows directly from a rejection of unjustifiable discrimination.
Progress and Poverty Centenary Edition
Price: Free! Words: 193,180. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
An Inquiry Into the Cause of Industrial Depressions and of Increase of Want With Increase of Wealth...the Remedy Henry George believed that "(t)he people must think because the people alone can act." This classic bestseller in political economy launched a worldwide movement with a unique strategy to abolish privilege and poverty.
You Are Them
Price: Free! Words: 24,880. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
What follows if we reject belief in any kind of non-physical soul and instead fully embrace what we know about the world? The main implication, this book argues, is a naturalization of personal identity and ethics. A radically different way of thinking about ourself. “Magnus Vinding's best book to date. Highly recommended.” — David Pearce, author of 'The Hedonistic Imperative'.
Philosophy for the Masses: Ethics
Price: Free! Words: 56,540. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
This book consists of a number of philosophical arguments about ethics that I find interesting and that I think that some other people may find interesting. May you be struck by philosophical lightning.
Effective Altruism: How Can We Best Help Others?
Price: Free! Words: 40,780. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
This book is part introduction to, part reflective examination of, the idea and ideal of effective altruism. Its aim is to examine the question: how can we best help others? A question that in turn forces us to contemplate what helping others, effectively or otherwise, really entails. Here the book argues that the greatest help we can provide is to reduce extreme suffering for all sentient beings.
The Problem of Modernity
Price: Free! Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2018. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
Balanced consideration of modernity from the contrasting points of view of decline of tradition, and various material advancements. What does the early 21st Century mean for both our spiritual and material being?
The Meaning of Life: An Examination of Purpose
Price: Free! Words: 25,670. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
“What is the meaning of life?” Can we answer such a monumental question with the limited knowledge we have, and does the question even have an answer in the first place? The answer to both questions is "yes." There are certain and universal answers to the question, and we can provide these answers based on what we know about the world. Or so this book argues.
Contemporary Thoughts
Price: Free! Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2018. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
A short mental digression on the essential struggle of life and the need for wisdom to direct our thoughts and actions.
Speciesism: Why It Is Wrong and the Implications of Rejecting It
Price: Free! Words: 27,490. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
This book shows why speciesism is wrong, and examines the implications of rejecting it. By doing so, we see more than a few ways in which our behavior and attitudes should change, and change profoundly. "Magnus Vinding makes a compelling case for a moral revolution in human behaviour toward nonhuman individuals." — David Pearce, author of 'The Hedonistic Imperative'.
The Hedonistic Imperative
Price: Free! Words: 54,440. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
The Hedonistic Imperative outlines how genetic engineering and nanotechnology will abolish suffering in all sentient life.
Moral Truths: The Foundation of Ethics
Price: Free! Words: 46,320. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
There are moral truths. There are truths about what matters in this world, and therefore also truths about how we should act in it. And we need to realize these truths, as such a realization itself will ignite a fundamental change for the better, both in our thinking, conduct and culture altogether. A fundamental change toward higher moral ground. Or so this book argues.
Die Hoffnung, die aus der Zukunft kam - Eine Zeitreisegeschichte
Price: Free! Words: 156,050. Language: German. Published: April 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
Jonathan macht sich auf, die Welt zu retten, David macht sich auf, die Welt zu verlassen, Hope macht sich auf, einen einzigen Menschen zu retten. Sie alle erfahren, dass die Vergangenheit, die Gegenwart und Zukunft immer miteinander verbunden sind.
Reflections on Intelligence
Price: Free! Words: 19,650. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy, Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Software development & engineering / general
A lot of people are talking about “superintelligent AI” these days. But what are they talking about? Indeed, what is “intelligence” in the first place? This question is often left unanswered in discussions about the perils and promises of AI, an omission from which much confusion follows. More clarity and skepticism about this term “intelligence” is desperately needed. Hence this book.
The Young Philosophers. On Immigration
Price: Free! Words: 34,070. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
As I grew and changed in the process of meditating on identity, I felt there were aspects of life which were not to be realized but cherished.
False Worlds
Price: Free! Words: 21,230. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
A false world is like an apple full of worms. It appears juicy and attractive on the outside, but is in fact disgusting on the inside. This book discusses a number of false worlds masquerading as truth but which are in fact false to their core. Included are the false worlds of politics, international relations, law, sexual confusion (premarital sex, abortion and gayness), entertainment and pride.
Applied Ethics: The Philosophy of Right and Wrong
Price: Free! Words: 42,080. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 22, 2015 by University of Nottingham. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
Applied Ethics: The Philosophy of Right and Wrong is a learning resource from the University of Nottingham that explores what makes our actions and beliefs right or wrong. Authors Dr Isabel Gois and Dr Christopher Woodard explore such topics as; vegetarianism, freedom of speech, abortion, affirmative action, allocating resources and sexual consent.
The Speciesism of Leaving Nature Alone, and the Theoretical Case for “Wildlife Anti-Natalism”
Price: Free! Words: 5,040. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
Discriminating against individuals based on their species membership is no more justified than discriminating against individuals based on their race or gender. In other words, speciesism must be rejected. From this simple starting point, the indefensibility of refusing to help non-human beings in nature follows quite directly.
Anti-Natalism and the Future of Suffering: Why Negative Utilitarians Should Not Aim For Extinction
Price: Free! Words: 4,920. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
This short essay argues against the anti-natalist position. If humanity is to minimize suffering in the future, it must engage with the world, not opt out of it.
The Kindest People: Heroes and Good Samaritans (Volume 7)
Series: The Kindest People: Heroes and Good Samaritans, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 78,090. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
This book contains 250 stories of Good Samaritans and Heroes. A Sample: Good deeds tend to be practical and pragmatic rather than elegant. In 1977, poet Deena Metzger fell on an icy street in New York City. A black man saw her and ordered two young males who happened to be walking nearby, “Pick that woman up!”
Just Counterterrorism
Price: Free! Words: 105,040. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
The proposed Just Counterterrorism Model's components—Justice for the Attacked, Justice for Terrorists, and Justice for Others—comprehensively address the problem of non-state terrorism. Each component includes a set of criteria for ethically assessing or shaping counterterrorism strategy and tactics regardless of a terror group's composition, ideology, or geography.

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