Can Biotechnology Abolish Suffering?
by David Pearce
Publisher: Smashwords 2017
Number of pages: 802
This is a collection of essays by utilitarian philosopher David Pearce. The essays deal with the abolition of suffering through biotechnology, negative utilitarianism, our obligations toward non-human animals, the nature of consciousness, and the future of intelligent life.
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