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Better Never to Have Been

The Harm of Coming into Existence

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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 systematically overestimate the quality of their life, and suffer quite serious harms by coming into existence.
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Malcolm Torry, Triple Helix This isn't a new book, but it is generating increasing discussion in university departments and elsewhere: hence this review... If you enjoy an ethical challenge, then read this book.

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<br>David Benatar is currently Senior Lecturer in the Philosophy Department at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He received his Ph.D. from that university, did post-doctoral work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1993 to 1995, and was Visiting Assistant Professor at the College of Charleston, South Carolina, from 1995 until 1997. His teaching and research interests are in moral philosophy and related areas. In 1999 he was awarded the University of Cape Town's Distinguished Teacher Award.<br>


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