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Practical Philosophy


by Socrethics (2005-2018)




 1   Philosophy as Therapy

 2   Negative Utilitarianism

 3   Secular Buddhism

 4   Effective Altruism

 5   Risk Ethics



Journal Articles



1   On the Buddhist Truths and the Paradoxes in Population Ethics  [Appendix 1] [Appendix2]

2   The Denial of the World from an Impartial View 

3   Negative Utilitarianism and Buddhist Intuition 




Working Papers


Biological and Cultural Evolution



1   The Biological Evolution of Pain

2   The Cultural Evolution of Suffering

3   An Interdisciplinary View on the Freedom of Will  [German original]



Social Philosophy



1   Short History of Welfare Economics  [Appendix]

2   Negative Utilitarianism and Justice         

3   Hostility to Life and the Minimization of Suffering

4   Negative Utilitarian Priorities



Philosophy of Life



1   Moral Perfectionism and Justice  [German original]

2   The Good Life in Philosophical Films

3   Philosophy as Therapy – Introduction  [Appendix 1] [Appendix 2]






1   Michael Hampe – Das vollkommene Leben  [German only]

2   Michael Hampe – Tunguska  [German only]

3   Michael Hampe – The Teachings of Philosophy  [German Original] [Appendix]

4   Konrad Banicki – Philosophy as Therapy

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