Logoi -- Heidelberger Graduiertenjournal für Geisteswissenschaften 1 (1):N/A (2011)
In this paper I will describe and attempt to resolve one of the main problems of David Benatar’s text "Better Never To Have Been: The Harm of Coming Into Existence": whether it is possible for a right not to exist to be posited without there ever being a person in existence to hold such a right. I will conclude that this is indeed possible given an experience oriented view of personhood that I shall outline, and what other conclusions might be drawn from such a view.
|Keywords||Antinatalism Pessimism Morality of Procreation|
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