Better Never to Have Been: The Harm of Coming into Existence

Better Never to Have Been: The Harm of Coming into Existence

by David Benatar
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199296421

ISBN-13: 9780199296422

Pub. Date: 10/19/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Better Never to Have Been argues for a number of related, highly provocative, views: (1) Coming into existence is always a serious harm. (2) It is always wrong to have children. (3) It is wrong not to abort fetuses at the earlier stages of gestation. (4) It would be better if, as a result of there being no new people, humanity became extinct. These views may

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Better Never to Have Been argues for a number of related, highly provocative, views: (1) Coming into existence is always a serious harm. (2) It is always wrong to have children. (3) It is wrong not to abort fetuses at the earlier stages of gestation. (4) It would be better if, as a result of there being no new people, humanity became extinct. These views may sound unbelievable—but anyone who reads Benatar will be obliged to take them seriously.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199296422
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/19/2006
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

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