Human Studies

, Volume 32, Issue 1, pp 101–108 | Cite as

Coming Into Existence: The Good, The Bad, and The Indifferent

David Benatar, Better Never to Have Been: The Harm of Coming Into Existence. Clarendon Press, 2006. 237 pp
Book Review Essay


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Philosophy, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences BuildingDalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada

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