Magnus Vinding

Biography

Magnus Vinding is the author of 'Why We Should Go Vegan'; 'Moral Truths: The Foundation of Ethics' and 'Speciesism: Why It Is Wrong, And The Implications of Rejecting It'.

He is blogging at: magnusvinding.blogspot.com

Where to find Magnus Vinding online


Books

What Should We Do?: Essays on Cause Prioritization and Fundamental Values
Price: Free! Words: 10,820. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
This collection of essays aims to provide a rough framework for how we can think about cause prioritization, and provides suggestions concerning important causes and questions we should focus on and explore further.
Induction Is All We Got: Essays on Epistemology
Price: Free! Words: 7,690. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Epistemology
'Induction Is All We Got' is a collection of short essays on epistemology that deals mostly with the problem of induction, particularly what the status of induction is. Controversially, it argues that induction underlies all our beliefs.
Reflections on Intelligence
Price: Free! Words: 19,640. 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 Speciesism of Leaving Nature Alone, and the Theoretical Case for “Wildlife Anti-Natalism”
Price: Free! Words: 5,030. 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: 5,520. 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.
Speciesism: Why It Is Wrong, And The Implications of Rejecting It
Price: Free! Words: 28,020. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
The aim of this book is to attack our speciesism, both by showing that it is wrong, and by examining 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.
The Meaning of Life: An Examination of Purpose
Price: Free! Words: 26,460. 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.
Moral Truths: The Foundation of Ethics
Price: Free! Words: 50,140. 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.
Free Will: An Examination of Human Freedom
Price: Free! Words: 21,820. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Free will & determinism
Do we have free will? Not many questions can excite people more than this one, and for good reasons, as our ideas about our own freedom influence some of the most important things in our lives. The goal of this short book is to make an examination of human freedom that clarifies the most fundamental and important truths about it.
A Copernican Revolution in Ethics
Price: Free! Words: 9,350. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
This book aims to answer which beings belong to the moral universe, and to examine some of the most basic ethical implications of this answer. The conclusion in short: We need to realize that humanity is not the sole object of ethics. We need a Copernican Revolution in ethics. [The book 'Speciesism: Why It Is Wrong, And The Implications of Rejecting It' is an updated version of this book.]
The Simple Case For Going Vegan
Price: Free! Words: 2,820. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
This essay aims to show that we are morally obliged to go vegan by our own core values. It presents a simple argument for veganism based on an ethical principle that we all hold valid, and goes on to argue that the only reason we are not vegan is that we are speciesists, and that this is no more justifiable than supporting other forms of discrimination such as racism or sexism.
Why "Happy Meat" Is Always Wrong
Price: Free! Words: 9,870. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
This essay attacks the “happy meat” position head-on. It argues that this position is morally indefensible and that it not only causes immense amounts of suffering, but also, somewhat ironically, serves as the very foundation of our abuse of non-human beings today. This reveals the moral urgency of stopping the spread of this position and of rejecting it completely.
Why We Should Go Vegan
Price: Free! Words: 18,350. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
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We should go vegan! That is the unambiguous conclusion of this short book. This conclusion is reached through a broad examination of the consequences of our not being vegan – both in relation to human health, environmental pollution, the risk of the spread of diseases, and in relation to the beings we exploit and kill. The bottom line: We have a strong ethical obligation to go vegan.

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