HowTheLightGetsIn 2019

CANCELLED - The Abolition of Suffering

Sun 22 September
Venue: Academy
Event [74]

IAI Academy

CANCELLED - The Abolition of Suffering

David Pearce.

Whether it's losing a loved one or stubbing a toe, suffering is an intrinsic and inescapable part of life. But does it have to be? Philosopher and author of The Hedonistic Imperative David Pearce posits the radical idea that all suffering should be abolished from every living creature on earth - and explains how it might be done.


Part 1: Can Suffering Be Eliminated?


Designer drugs, gene editing, direct neural stimulation - Pearce outlines how technology could make pain a thing of the past.


Part 2: Should Suffering Be Eliminated?


Is a life without pain really a life worth living? Pearce explains why the abolition of suffering is not only morally permissible, but urgently necessary.

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