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'''David Pearce''' is a philosopher, vegan and writer on transhumanist and ethical subjects and an advocate of [[abolitionism]].
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[[File:David_Pearce_(transhumanist),_September_2013.jpg|thumb|right|British transhumanist '''David Pearce''']]
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'''David Pearce''' is co-founder of the World Transhumanist Association, currently rebranded as Humanity+, Inc., and a prominent figure within the transhumanism movement. He is a philosopher, vegan and writer on [[transhumanist]] and ethical subjects and an advocate of [[abolitionism]].
  
He is a co-founder of [[Humanity+]] and author of [[The Hedonistic Imperative]].
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Based in Brighton, England, Pearce maintains a series of websites devoted to transhumanist topics and what he calls "[[The Hedonistic Imperative]]", a moral obligation to work towards the abolition of suffering in all sentient life. His book-length internet manifesto, The Hedonistic Imperative (1995), outlines how pharmacology, genetic engineering, nanotechnology and neurosurgery could converge to eliminate all forms of unpleasant experience from human and non-human life, replacing suffering with "gradients of bliss". Pearce calls this the "abolitionist project"
  
He is an advocate of [[synthetic meat]] and [[transhumanism and drugs|drug liberalisation]].
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He is an advocate of [[superhappiness]], [[synthetic meat]] and [[transhumanism and drugs|drug liberalisation]]. He defends a form of negative hedonistic [[utilitarianism]]. He is the subject of a [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLtC-50lrK4 mini documentary] made by [[Adam Ford]].
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Pearce has answered more than 400 questions on Quora, and his answers have been viewed more than three quarters of a million times.<ref>[https://www.quora.com/profile/David-Pearce-18 Profile on Quora]</ref>
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Pearce has over 100,000 followers on Twitter, making him, by one assessment, the fourth most popular philosopher on that site.<ref>[https://truesciphi.org/phi.html Listing of "Philosophers on Twitter"]</ref>
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A collection of essays by Pearce is available in the book "Can Biotechnology Abolish Suffering?"<ref>[https://www.amazon.com/Biotechnology-Abolish-Suffering-David-Pearce-ebook/dp/B075MV9KS2/ Amazon.com]</ref>
  
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
 
* [http://david-pearce.com/ david-pearce.com]
 
* [http://david-pearce.com/ david-pearce.com]
 
* [http://www.hedweb.com/ hedweb.com]
 
* [http://www.hedweb.com/ hedweb.com]
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* [http://neuroethics.com neuroethics.com] - a Patreon site whereby Pearce's supporters can provide financial backing
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhKzzahPrss Interview with David Pearce on Transhumanism]
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLtC-50lrK4 'Superhappiness' - a mini documentary featuring David Pearce]
 
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* {{Wikipedia|David Pearce (philosopher)}}
 
* {{Twitter|webmasterdave}}
 
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== References ==
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[[Category:British transhumanists]]
 
[[Category:British transhumanists]]
 
[[Category:Transhumanists]]
 
[[Category:Transhumanists]]
 
[[Category:Humanity+]]
 
[[Category:Humanity+]]
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[[Category:Abolitionists]]

Revision as of 08:29, 15 October 2018

British transhumanist David Pearce

David Pearce is co-founder of the World Transhumanist Association, currently rebranded as Humanity+, Inc., and a prominent figure within the transhumanism movement. He is a philosopher, vegan and writer on transhumanist and ethical subjects and an advocate of abolitionism.

Based in Brighton, England, Pearce maintains a series of websites devoted to transhumanist topics and what he calls "The Hedonistic Imperative", a moral obligation to work towards the abolition of suffering in all sentient life. His book-length internet manifesto, The Hedonistic Imperative (1995), outlines how pharmacology, genetic engineering, nanotechnology and neurosurgery could converge to eliminate all forms of unpleasant experience from human and non-human life, replacing suffering with "gradients of bliss". Pearce calls this the "abolitionist project"

He is an advocate of superhappiness, synthetic meat and drug liberalisation. He defends a form of negative hedonistic utilitarianism. He is the subject of a mini documentary made by Adam Ford.

Pearce has answered more than 400 questions on Quora, and his answers have been viewed more than three quarters of a million times.[1]

Pearce has over 100,000 followers on Twitter, making him, by one assessment, the fourth most popular philosopher on that site.[2]

A collection of essays by Pearce is available in the book "Can Biotechnology Abolish Suffering?"[3]

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References