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    Sick and Healthy: Benatar on the Logic of Value.Skott Brill - 2012 - South African Journal of Philosophy 31 (1):38-54.
    David Benatar, in Better Never to Have Been , sets out two arguments in support of the view that coming into existence is always a net harm. Remarkably, the first argument seems to imply that coming into existence would be a net harm even if the only bad we experienced in our lives were a ‘single pin-prick’. This argument hinges on a purported asymmetry: that whereas the absence of pains in non-existence is good, the absence of pleasures in non-existence is (...)
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    Does It Matter That Nothing We Do Will Matter in a Million Years?Skott Brill - 2007 - Dialogue 46 (1):3-25.
    People have inferred that our lives are absurd from the supposed fact that nothing we do will matter in a million years. In this article, I critically discuss this argument for absurdity. After explaining how two refutations in the literature fail to undermine the best version of the argument, I produce several considerations that together do take much of the force out of the argument. I conclude by suggesting that these considerations not only refute this argument for absurdity, but also (...)
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    Does It Matter That Nothing We Do Will Matter in a Million Years?Skott Brill - 2007 - Dialogue 46 (1):3-25.
    ABSTRACT: People have inferred that our lives are absurd from the supposed fact that nothing we do will matter in a million years. In this article, I critically discuss this argument for absurdity. After explaining how two refutations in the literature fail to undermine the best version of the argument, I produce several considerations that together do take much of the force out of the argument. I conclude by suggesting that these considerations not only refute this argument for absurdity, but (...)
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    The Identity Objection to the Future‐Like‐Ours Argument.Skott Brill - 2019 - Bioethics 33 (2):287-293.
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