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Debating procreation : is it wrong to reproduce?

Author: David Benatar; David T Wasserman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this volume, two authors debate the ethics of procreation. One argues for the anti-natalist view that procreation is never morally permissible. In support of that conclusion he advances a number of arguments. In the second half of the book, the second author identifies a variety of moderate pro-natalist positions, which all see procreation as sometimes permissible but never required.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Benatar; David T Wasserman
ISBN: 9780199333547 0199333548 9780190249571 0190249579
OCLC Number: 910529970
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Contents: Introduction ; By David Benatar and David Wasserman ; Part One ; Anti-Natalism ; By David Benatar ; 1. Introducing Anti-Natalism ; 2. The Asymmetry Argument ; 3. The Quality of Life Argument ; 4. The Misanthropic Argument ; 5. Contra Procreation ; Part Two ; Pro-Natalism ; By David Wasserman ; 6. Better to Have Lived and Lost? ; 7 Against Anti-Natalism ; 8. The Good of the Future Child and the Parent-Child Relationship as Goals of Procreation ; 9. Impersonal Constraints on Procreation ; 10. Alternatives to Impersonal Approaches: Birthrights and Role-Based Duties
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While procreation is ubiquitous, attention to the ethical issues involved in creating children is relatively rare. The authors of Debating Procreation take opposing views on this important question.  Read more...

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