Contemporary Anti-Natalism, Featuring Benatar’s Better Never to Have Been

  title={Contemporary Anti-Natalism, Featuring Benatar’s Better Never to Have Been},
  author={Thaddeus Metz},
  journal={South African Journal of Philosophy},
  pages={1 - 9}
  • Thaddeus Metz
  • Published 1 January 2012
  • Philosophy
  • South African Journal of Philosophy
Anti-natalism is the view that procreation is invariably wrong to some degree and is often all things considered impermissible. The variant of anti-natalism that has interested philosophers in the past 15 years or so includes a claim about why it is morally problematic, namely, that potential procreators owe a duty to the individual who would have been created not to create her, as opposed to already existent people who would be wronged by her creation. Contemporary anti-natalism is fascinating… 
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