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Grim news from the original position: a reply to Professor Doyal.
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PMID:  17906054     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In his review of my book, Better never to have been, Len Doyal suggests, contrary to my view, that rational beings in the original position might prefer coming into existence to the alternative of never existing, if their lives were to include enough good and not too much bad. I argue, in response, that Professor Doyal fails to make his case.
David Benatar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical ethics     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0306-6800     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Ethics     Publication Date:  2007 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-01     Completed Date:  2008-04-03     Revised Date:  2013-06-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7513619     Medline TA:  J Med Ethics     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  577     Citation Subset:  E; IM    
Philosophy Department, University of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch 7701, South Africa.
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MeSH Terms
Human Rights / psychology
Moral Obligations
Reproductive Behavior / ethics*,  psychology
Value of Life*

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