The Journal of Ethics

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 121–151

Still Better Never to Have Been: A Reply to (More of) My Critics

Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10892-012-9133-7

Cite this article as:
Benatar, D. J Ethics (2013) 17: 121. doi:10.1007/s10892-012-9133-7

Abstract

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 paper, I respond to those of my critics to whom I have not previously responded. More specifically, I engage the objections of Tim Bayne, Ben Bradley, Campbell Brown, David DeGrazia, Elizabeth Harman, Chris Kaposy, Joseph Packer and Saul Smilansky.

Keywords

Anti-natalismBetternessProcreationQuality of lifeSuicideValue

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Cape TownCape TownSouth Africa