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2015, Debating ethics., ISBN 9780199333547, vi, 269
While procreation is ubiquitous, attention to the ethical issues involved in creating children is relatively rare. In Debating Procreation, David Benatar and... 
Life | Human reproduction | Moral and ethical aspects | Biology, life sciences | moral philosophy | Axiological asymmetry | Pro-natalism | Procreation | Anti-natalism | Misanthropy | Role morality | Quality of life
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PHILOSOPHIA, ISSN 0048-3893, 04/2019, Volume 47, Issue 2, pp. 353 - 367
In her Why Have Children?, Christine Overall takes issue with my anti-natalist arguments that it is better never to come into existence. She provides three... 
Anti-natalism | Procreation | Christine Overall | PHILOSOPHY
Journal Article
Philosophia, ISSN 0048-3893, 4/2019, Volume 47, Issue 2, pp. 353 - 367
In her Why Have Children?, Christine Overall takes issue with my anti-natalist arguments that it is better never to come into existence. She provides three... 
Ethics | Philosophy of Science | Philosophy of Language | Epistemology | Procreation | Philosophy, general | Anti-natalism | Philosophy of Mind | Christine Overall | Philosophy
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Bioethics, ISSN 0269-9702, 07/2019, Volume 33, Issue 6, pp. 674 - 683
In this article I reconsider David Benatar's primary argument for anti‐natalism—the asymmetry argument —and outline a three‐step process for rejecting it. I... 
procreative ethics | quality of life argument | David Benatar | anti‐natalism | asymmetry argument | Asymmetry argument | Procreative ethics | Quality of life argument | Anti‐natalism | HARM | SOCIAL SCIENCES, BIOMEDICAL | NEVER | anti-natalism | MEDICAL ETHICS | SOCIAL ISSUES | LIFE | ETHICS | Asymmetry | Asymmetries | Quality of life
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Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, ISSN 1386-2820, 11/2018, Volume 21, Issue 5, pp. 1135 - 1150
A very common but untested assumption is that potential children would consent to be exposed to the harms of existence in order to experience its benefits (if... 
Ontology | Philosophy of Medicine | Hypothetical consent | Ethics | Dignity | Paternalism | Procreative ethics | Seana Shiffrin | Political Philosophy | Theory of Medicine/Bioethics | Anti-natalism | David Benatar | Philosophy | EXISTENCE | NEVER | BENATAR | HARM | PHILOSOPHY | LIFE | Philosophers | Reproduction | Pronatalism | Criticism and interpretation | Ethical aspects | Consent
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Studia Theologica, ISSN 1212-8570, 01/2015, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp. 50 - 74
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STUDIA THEOLOGICA-CZECH REPUBLIC, ISSN 1212-8570, 2015, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp. 50 - 74
This paper examines in detail David Benatar's asymmetry argument for his thesis that it would have been better for all people not to have begun to exist.... 
Regret | Self-Regret | RELIGION | Asymmetry of Harms and Benefits | Anti-Natalism | David Benatar | Existence
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The Journal of Ethics, ISSN 1382-4554, 6/2013, Volume 17, Issue 1/2, pp. 121 - 151
In Better Never to Have Been: The Harm of Coming into Existence, I argued that coming into existence is always a harm and that procreation is wrong. In this... 
Desire | Modal realism | Pleasure | Beneficence | Wellbeing | Human life | Children | Suicide | Existence | Quality of life | Ethics | Procreation | Political Philosophy | Value | Anti-natalism | Betterness | Philosophy | Ontology | Analysis | Death & dying
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Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, ISSN 1386-2820, 8/2014, Volume 17, Issue 4, pp. 711 - 729
David Benatar argues that being brought into existence is always a net harm and never a benefit. I disagree. I argue that if you bring someone into existence... 
Preexistence | Quadrants | Morality | Pessimism | Good life | Pleasure | Human life | Antinatalism | Children | Existence | Ethics | Worth of a life | Ontology | Welfare | Political Philosophy | Theory of Medicine/Bioethics | Anti-natalism | Meaning of life | Philosophy of Medicine | David Benatar | Philosophy | EXISTENCE | HARM | PHILOSOPHY | BENATAR | Lifestyles
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Metaphilosophy, ISSN 0026-1068, 10/2011, Volume 42, Issue 5, pp. 605 - 616
Sami Pihlström argues in his "Ethical Unthinkabilities and Philosophical Seriousness" that there are some philosophical views that are so dangerous that we... 
Friendship | Morality | Argumentation | Economic benefits | Humans | Human life | Contradictories | Metaphilosophy | Existence | Hope | dangerous views | philosophical seriousness | unthinkable ideas | quality of life | anti‐natalism | anti-natalism | PHILOSOPHY
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09/2017, Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory, ISBN 9781138216624, 8
Welfare, Meaning, and Worth argues that there is more to what makes a life worth living than welfare, and that a good life does not consist of what is merely... 
pessimism | well-being | mental statism | the good cause account | meaning-in-life | Aaron Smuts | meaningfulness | Moral Theory | Ethics Philosophy | welfarism | ethics | welfare | objective list theory | worth | conscious mental states | Positive Psychology | intrinsic prudential value | anti-natalism | Philosophy of Psychology | Aesthetics | human condition
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Res Publica, ISSN 1356-4765, 5/2012, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp. 145 - 157
A common intuition is that there is a moral difference between ‘making people happy’ and ‘making happy people.’ This intuition, often referred to as ‘the... 
Philosophy of Law | Options | Benefit | Philosophy of Religion | Reasons | Supererogation | Ethics | Asymmetry | Procreation | Harm | Political Philosophy | Anti-natalism | Philosophy | Reproduction | Information asymmetry | Analysis | Ethical aspects | Population | Morality | Humanities | Praktisk filosofi | Philosophy, Ethics and Religion | Filosofi, etik och religion | Humaniora | Filosofi | Practical Philosophy
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10/2017, ISBN 1119280788
The philosophical position against procreation is known as anti‐natalism, and Rust is an anti‐natalist. Rust's insights, coupled with the philosophy of David... 
Rust's anti‐natalism | True Detective | Benatar's philosophy | Rust's scattershot philosophy
Book Chapter
10/2017, ISBN 1119280788
Cohle is at ease with his lack, and his ease enables him to remain fixated on the desire of the other. This is precisely what makes Cohle the better detective,... 
Cohle | Alenka Zupancic | noir hero | Gilles Deleuze | Oedipus | anti‐natalism
Book Chapter
07/2015, ISBN 9780199333547
This chapter introduces anti-natalism, the view that is wrong to bring new people into existence. Nuances within the anti-natalist view are described and this... 
Anti-natalism | Axiological asymmetry | Pro-natalism | Procreation | David Wasserman
Book Chapter
07/2015, ISBN 9780199333547
This chapter advances a moral misanthropic argument for anti-natalism. This argument points to the dark side of human nature and to the vast amounts of harm... 
Anti-natalism | Environment | Misanthropy | Stanford prison experiments | Conformity | Animal abuse
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Ethical theory and moral practice, ISSN 1386-2820, 06/2017, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp. 657 - 664
No Longer as Free as the Wind: Human Reproduction and Parenting Enter the Scope of Morality; Review Essay of Sarah Conly, One Child: Do We Have a Right to... 
Pro-natalism | Single-child policy | Environmental degradation | Morality of reproducing | PHILOSOPHY | Anti-natalism | Harms to the unborn | Procreative balance (IFA) | Non-identity problem | Ethics | Parents & parenting | Reproduction | Reproductive technologies | Population growth | Books
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