69 (6) 401-406

Title: 
PAINISM – HISTORICAL AND ETHICAL ASPECTS
Author(s): 
R. D. Ryder
Abstract: 

Pain, broadly defined to cover all types of suffering, should form the basis for ethics. Utilitarianism, however, is rejected. Pains cannot be meaningfully aggregated across individuals. In painism, the pain of the maximum sufferer takes precedence in each case. Rules for applying pianism are proposed. The author’s term speciesism is used to attack the limiting of ethics to the human species alone; all painients should be included.

Full text: 
pp 401-411
Symposium over pijn