Better to Exist: A Reply to Benatar
Baum, Seth D.
Journal of Medical Ethics 2008 December; 34(12): 875-876
A recent exchange on Benatar's book Better never to have been between Doyal and Benatar discusses Benatar's bold claim that people should not be brought into existence. Here, I expand the discussion of original position that the exchange focused on. I also discuss the asymmetries, between benefit and harm and between existence and non-existence, upon which Benatar's bold claim rests. In both discussions, I show how Benatar's bold claim can be rejected.
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