The Journal of Ethics 17 (1-2):121-151 (2013)

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David Benatar
University of Cape Town
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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-natalism  Betterness  Procreation  Quality of life  Suicide  Value
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