Abolitionist negative utilitarian philosopher David Pearce, the figurehead of the superhappiness pillar of the tranhumanism movement, was kind enough to answer my long-pondered question at the intersection of philosophy and fiction: CM: Do you recommend any fiction to help inform one's philosophy?
DP: Normally my answer would be a qualified "no". It's better to set out one's premises and chain of reasoning explicitl
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"HOAX is an ongoing curatorial project dedicated to giving a print, digital and IRL platform to work that exists at the intersection of art and creative writing." They digitally publish art of all forms, as long as it incorporates text. Pays £50 per piece, and they publish one art piece per week. Read the guidelines and submit here. "HOAX is always anti-fascist."
Photo from Craft Talk by Jami Attenberg. "Salvaging. Cherry picking. Fresh starts. Firm goodbyes. I think about all these stories and it’s so clear: throwing things away is just part of the process. Can we look at moving on from something that isn’t working not as a failure but as a step toward a future success with our writing? I know, I know, it’s easier to accept making such a big move in retrospect. But every part of making your art is about taking a leap." - Writer Ja