David Pearce (born 1959) is a philosopher and writer best known for his 1995 manifesto 'The hedonistic imperative'[1] and the associated ideas about abolishing suffering for all sentient life using biotechnology and other technologies.[2]


Pearce studied philosophy at Brasenose College, Oxford.[3] In 1998, together with Nick Bostrom, Pearce co-founded the World Transhumanist Association, today known as Humanity+.

Pearce is the director of bioethics of Invincible Wellbeing and is on the advisory boards of the Center on Long-Term Risk, the Organisation for the Prevention of Intense Suffering and the Qualia Research Institute. He is also a fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies and is on the futurist advisory board of the Lifeboat Foundation....

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