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What follows if we reject belief in any kind of non-physical soul and instead fully embrace what we know about the world? The main implication, this book argues, is a naturalization of personal identity and ethics. A radically different way of thinking about ourself.

“A precondition of rational behaviour is a basic understanding of the nature of oneself and the world. Any
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Kindle Edition, 107 pages
Published April 21st 2017
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Teo 2050
This short book (free online here) is very close to describing a universally consistent ethics.

I would further emphasize that we need not even talk of obligations, shoulds, or blameworthiness, because the willingness to help each suffering moment (that we possibly can) does most likely arise spontaneously (without intellectual argumentation) after identifying with the whole Field of experience so to speak.

The author would probably agree with the above, talking of “the death of ethics, at least
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Daniel Hageman
While his chapter about the entanglement of facts and values is excellent, the main case argued for seems generally unconvincing. Maybe reading Parfit's arguments firsthand will help.
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Magnus Vinding is the author of Why We Should Go Vegan (2014); Speciesism: Why It Is Wrong and the Implications of Rejecting It (2015); Reflections on Intelligence (2016); You Are Them (2017); and Effective Altruism: How Can We Best Help Others? (2018). His next book will be Suffering-Focused Ethics: Defense and Implications, to be published in early 2020.
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