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The Abolitionist Society is a non-profit organizationdedicated to the elimination of sentientsufferingby means of some fundamental restructuring of the brain. This is to be accomplished by means of research in biologicalfields such as neuroscienceand genetic engineering. The society was founded in 2002by Jaime Savage, David Pearce, Pablo Stafforini, and Sean Henderson.
- 1 Abolitionism
- 2 Notable Abolitionists
- 3 Literature relating to the Abolitionist project
- 4 External links
Abolitionism is simply the use of science to completely eliminate suffering — not just in humans but in all sentient life. It is a philosophy inspired by utilitarian ethic : if happiness equals value, then the elimination of suffering should be our prime objective.
Whereas Utilitarianism promotes the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people — Abolitionism makes no distinction among sentient creatures — all are deemed worthy of being saved from suffering by biotechnological intervention.
Seemingly similar to Transhumanism, Abolitionism declares that we should not stop at 'better than well' and seeks proof for any reasoning as to why human beings must continue to be designed to suffer.
Abolitionists claim that current and evolving technologies such as genetic engineering, nanotechnology, and advanced selective psychopharmacology will make it possible to infuse every moment of life with experience that is more profoundly ecstatic than anything imaginable today.
The Abolitionist rationale as well as potential strategies for eliminating the substrates of suffering in all sentientlife are most prominently presented in The Hedonistic Imperative, an Abolitionist manifestoby David Pearce.
- David Pearce
- Jaime Savage
- Pablo Stafforini
- Sean Henderson
Literature relating to the Abolitionist project
- The Hedonistic Imperative
- Abolitionism and Buddhism
- Critique of Huxley's Brave New World
- On Buddhism and technology
- Utopian Surgery : Early arguments against anaesthesia in surgery, dentistry and childbirth
- Utopian Pharmacology : Mental Health in the Third Millennium MDMA and Beyond
- The Abolitionist Society
- BLTC Research
- David Pearce's collection of Abolitionist websites
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