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Jonathan Leighton

Jonathan Leighton

Jonathan Leighton studied at Harvard University and the University of Basel. After a period in the pharma and fragrance industries in research and training, and then in global health communications for clients like the Gates Foundation, he turned to deeply exploring fundamental ethical questions and the science of shaping a gentler world. In his book The Battle for Compassion he argues that reducing human and animal suffering should be our highest ethical priority, and that we need new strategies to create a global system that meets universal needs.

The Ethics of Impact

17. March 2015 von Jonathan Leighton

When we hear the word “ethics”, we may think of the abstract musings of academic philosophers disconnected from the realities of our world, or the codes of conduct of multinational corporations eager to avoid excessive scrutiny. But when we consider how to ensure that our well-intentioned actions have meaningful impact, ethical reflections take on a […]

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The Battle for Compassion

16. March 2015 von Jonathan Leighton

The Battle for Compassion is a film our advisor Jonathan Leighton produced on his book of the same name. Its clear message: Our civilization needs to get clearer on what its core values are, and should converge on prioritizing the prevention of horrible suffering, no matter where, when and in what sentient being it occurs.

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