Utilitarianism and Rights to Life

Categories: AltLeft, Animal Rights, Uncategorized

Ethicists tend to view issues such as abortion through a utilitarian lens strictly, which has always struck me as odd since there is no reason to suppose a priori that any monoaxiomatic moral system is true. Most people do not seem to need their morality to be governed by a single all-encompassing axiom such as […]

The Chavs Are Not Listening

Categories: AltLeft, Lifestyle, Race, Uncategorized

Many self-identified antinatalists adhere to some form of negative utilitarianism and are convinced that their not having children will reduce the net suffering of the world. Let us set aside the thorny question of whether beliefs have non-trivial causal efficacy independent of genes – which I doubt (<< skip to table 3). Who, prima facie, […]