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The benefits of coming into existence

Abstract:
This paper argues that we can benefit or harm people by creating them, but only in the sense that we can create things that are good or bad for them. What we cannot do is to confer comparative benefits and harms to people by creating them or failing to create them. You are not better off (or worse off) created than you would have been had you not been created, for nothing has value for you if you do not exist, not even neutral value. © 2006 Springer.
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10.1007/s11098-005-3982-x

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy, Philosophy Postholders
Role:
Author
Journal:
PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES
Volume:
135
Issue:
3
Pages:
335-362
Publication date:
2007-09-05
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EISSN:
1573-0883
ISSN:
0031-8116
URN:
uuid:25a94f6b-a0a0-4084-b6df-e3005f6eea4d
Source identifiers:
144854
Local pid:
pubs:144854
Language:
English

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