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I was recently introduced to a philosophical tenet of which I had never heard: anti-natalism. It popped up on a social media newsfeed as a radio interview with the author of Better... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Joseph A. Domino
For those who want to get to the bottom of things quickly, the core of Benatar's argument can be found in his brief magazine article "No Life is Good. Read morePublished 7 months ago by AK
This is a very important book that I think anyone who has any serious thoughts about improving the lot of all the living should read, regardless if you ultimately agree or disagree... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Yin-Haan
This is an important topic but I felt the arguments Benatar gave were rather weak. Benatar argues for anti-natalism, the view that humanity ought to stop reproducing and... Read morePublished 9 months ago by NC
I quite enjoyed-- more than I thought would be possible at its outset-- Better Never To Have Been. As I am not a logician, I found the style slightly off-putting at the beginning,... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Christina
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David Benatar is professor of philosophy and head of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South... Read more
This is a tremendously important book that I very much wish were better known. Of course, what he writes is hard for many even to contemplate, much less explore in depth. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Leslie0812
Intellectually and emotionally stunning. A masterful argument against having children. David Benatar writes beautifully, with skill, grace, and wisdom rich with empathy.Published 15 months ago by Todd K. Shackelford
I'd like to start by saying that I don't necessarily agree with all the assumptions on which Mr. Benatar builds his conclusions. Read morePublished 18 months ago by ♪☺♫