Does antinatalism carry the seeds of its own destruction?

What’s the point of antinatalism?

Antinatalism or anti-natalism is the ethical view that negatively values procreation. Antinatalists argue that humans should abstain from procreation because it is morally wrong. In scholarly and literary writings, various ethical arguments have been put forth in defense of antinatalism.

Are Antinatalists right?

Antinatalists are right, in my view, that it harms an individual to be born into a life that may contain extreme suffering. However, antinatalists should also consider the effects that an extra member of the human population would have on other sentient beings.

Is procreation immoral?

Procreation is only morally justified if there is some method for acquiring informed consent from a non-existent person; but that is impossible; therefore, procreation is immoral.

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Who proposed antinatalism?

David Benatar

The word “antinatalism” was first used in the current meaning in 2006, when the two books that justify the universal negation of procreation were published: one by David Benatar and the other by Théophile de Giraud.

What is antinatalism Quora?

“Antinatalism is based on the principle that suffering of whatever kind or degree should not be caused or perpetuated, and that human existence necessarily entails suffering that we can neither escape nor justify, least of all by experiencing pleasures.

How many Antinatalists are there?

On Reddit, r/antinatalism has nearly 35,000 members, while just one of the dozens of Facebook groups with an anti-natalist theme has more than 6,000. They are scattered around the world and have a variety of reasons for their beliefs.

Why procreation is wrong?

It is morally wrong to take unjust actions (whether it inflicts harm or not). If it is unjust to condemn an innocent person to death, then it is unjust to procreate. Thus, if it is morally wrong to condemn an innocent person to death, then it is morally wrong to procreate.

Do we have a right to procreate?

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