Philosophy as Therapy

 

 Working papers by Socrethics                                                   

 

 

Introduction

 

 

             Biological and Cultural Evolution

 

 The Biological Evolution of Pain

 

 How could pain increase in the course of biological evolution?

 The Cultural Evolution of Suffering

 

 Does suffering decrease with cultural evolution?

 On the Perception of Risk and Benefit

 Does technology improve the benefit/risk ratio?

 

 Eine interdisziplinäre Betrachtung zur Willensfreiheit

 

 Wie frei ist der menschliche Wille?

 Cultural Pessimism and Therapy

 

 How to cope with cultural pessimism?

 

 

 Social Philosophy

 

 Short History of Welfare Economics

 

 Does welfare economics contribute to happiness?

 Negative Utilitarianism and Justice

 

 Is the minimization of suffering in conflict with justice?

 Negative Utilitarian Priorities

 

 What are the most efficient ways to reduce global suffering?

 Hostility and the Minimization of Suffering

 

 Does the minimization of suffering lead to a hostile theory?

 On the Buddhist Truths and the Paradoxes in Population Ethics

 

 How many people should there be?

 The Denial of the World from an Impartial View

 

 Can suffering be compensated by happiness?

 Negative Utilitarianism and Buddhist Intuition

 

 Is our perception of non-existence distorted?

 

 

             Philosophy of Life

 

 The Moral Ideal of the Complete Life

 

 Is it reasonable to promote an ideal human character?

 The Controllability of Life Satisfaction

 

 Are we the architects of our own fortune?

 Moralischer Perfektionismus und Gerechtigkeit

 

 Welchen moralischen Stellenwert hat Selbstverwirklichung?

 Erkenntnis und Transzendenz in der Lebenspraxis

 

 Wie können Vernunft und Religion versöhnt werden?

 Konkurrierende Lebensziele

 

 Warum gibt es widersprüchliche Lebensphilosophien?

 Moral Relativism and the Search for Happiness

 

 Does the result of happiness research depend on the method?

 The Good Life in Philosophical Films

 

 Can the good life be taught by films?

 

 

 Book Reviews

 

 Michael Hampe – Das vollkommene Leben

 

 Was ist eine vernünftige Lebensweise?

 Michael Hampe – Tunguska

 

 Wie hängt Ethik mit Naturphilosophie zusammen?

 Michael Hampe – Die Lehren der Philosophie

 

 Hat die Philosophie einen Anspruch auf Wahrheit?