Readership: Philosophers, especially moral philosopher; bioethicists
David Benatar, University of Cape Town
"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." - Malcolm Torry, Triple Helix
"For those who admire really careful and imaginative argumentation, and are interested in either issues of life and death, or the foundations of morality, it's a must read" - Harry Brighouse, Out of the Crooked Timber
"Benatar's discussion is clear and intelligent." - Yujin Nagasawa MIND
"[this] volume has the great merit of raising a very basic issue (the intrinsic value of human existence), which is usually assumed but rarely discussed in philosophical terms.
Thus, it may be hoped that this book will encourage a thoughtful and rich exchange of ideas on such a fundamental question." - Roberto Andorno, Medical Health Care and Philosophy Journal
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