Utilitarianism, Bliss & Suffering - Peter Singer & David Pearce





The interactive transcript could not be loaded.


Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Dec 3, 2015

Peter Singer & David Pearce discuss some of the long term issues with various forms of utilitarianism
== Topics Covered
- long term impacts of various forms of utilitarianism
- consciousness
- AI
- reducing suffering in the long run and in the short term
- practical ethics
- preimplantation genetic screening to reduce disease and low mood
- Lives today are worth the same as lives in the future - though uncertainty must be brought to bear in deciding how one weighs up the importance of life
- the hedonistic imperative and how people react to it
- correlation to high hedonic set points with productivity
- existential risks and global catastrophic risks
- closing factory farms
- veganism and reducitarianism
- red meat vs white meat - many more chickens are killed per ton of meat than beef
- valence research
- Should one eliminate all suffering? And should we eliminate emotions of happiness?
- Are we going to be answer the question of how much suffering is present in different life forms (i.e. insects)?

Many thanks for watching!
- Support me via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scifuture
- Please Subscribe to this Channel: http://youtube.com/subscription_cente...
- Science, Technology & the Future website: http://scifuture.org


When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next

to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...