Selected articles and references related to OPIS's mission

OPIS, a think-and-do tank for an ethic based on the prevention of suffering, interview with Jonathan Leighton, OPIS (English translation of an interview that originally appeared in French)

The Ethics of Impact by Jonathan Leighton, OPIS

Interests, preferences, pain and suffering by Manu Herrán, OPIS

The Case for Suffering-Focused Ethics by Lukas Gloor

Essays on Reducing Suffering by Brian Tomasik, co-founder and researcher at the Foundational Research Institute

Suffering-Focused Ethics and The Principle of Sympathy for Intense Suffering by Magnus Vinding, author of Effective Altruism: How Can We Best Help Others?

Thriving in the Age of Factory Farming by Jonathan Leighton, OPIS

Promoting compassionate longtermism by Jonathan Leighton, OPIS

The Big Lie by Manu Herrán, OPIS (version française: Le grand mensonge)

Why Access to Morphine is a Human Right by Jonathan Leighton, OPIS

For a compassionate rebellion against extinction by Jonathan Leighton, OPIS

Suffering-Focused Ethics (SFE) Resources


Selected books

The Tango of Ethics: Intuition, Rationality and the Prevention of Suffering (2023) by Jonathan Leighton, OPIS

The Battle for Compassion: Ethics in an Apathetic Universe (2011) by Jonathan Leighton, OPIS

Chapter 9. Avoiding the Abyss

Suffering-Focused Ethics: Defense and Implications (2020) by Magnus Vinding

Reasoned Politics (2022) by Magnus Vinding

The Hedonistic Imperative (1995), a web-based manifesto written by philosopher David Pearce, OPIS Advisor

Avoiding the Worst: How to Prevent a Moral Catastrophe (2022) by Tobias Baumann

Animal Liberation (1975) by Peter Singer, Professor of Philosopher at Princeton University and one of the world's most influential ethicists (this book helped usher in the modern animal rights movement)

Naître est-il dans l'intérêt de l'enfant? Idéologie de reproduction versus non-souffrance (2011) by Jean-Christophe Lurenbaum, OPIS (in French; English summary: Is Being Born in the Best Interest of the Child? The Ideology of Reproduction versus Non-Suffering)

Seres que sienten ("Sentient beings", in Spanish) (2019) by Manu Herrán, OPIS

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