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Better never to have been : the harm of coming into existence

Author: David Benatar
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Most people believe that they were either benefited or at least not harmed by being brought into existence. David Benatar presents a startling challenge to these assumptions. He argues that people  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Benatar
ISBN: 9780199296422 0199296421 9780199549269 0199549265
OCLC Number: 473932238
Notes: Originally published: Oxford: Clarendon, 2006
Description: 237 s. : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. Why coming into existence is always a harm ; 3. How bad is coming into existence? ; 4. Having Children: The Anti-Natal View ; 5. Abortion: The 'Pro-Death' View ; 6. Population and Extinction ; 7. Conclusion
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Benatar's discussion is clear and intelligent. * Yujin Nagasawa MIND * For those who admire really careful and imaginative argumentation, and are interested in either issues of life and death, or the Read more...

 
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