Our neurotic fear of suffering

When avoiding suffering becomes our highest aim, is it any surprise that we start to think about eliminating sufferers? This article ponders the oddity that those who historically suffer least are most fearful of it. And some of the implications. And as you read, think too of utilitarian philosophies such as Peter Singer’s, which measure morality according to a balance of pleasure and pain.
|Difficulty: Easy |Tag: Culture | Time: 4 min |


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