On Risk‑Based Arguments for Anti‑natalism

Paper by Erik Magnusson, published on 02 March 2022 in The Journal of Value Inquiry

  1. It is impermissible to non-consensually impose a risk of catastrophic harm on others unless doing so is necessary to advance their essential interests
  2. Bringing a child into existence involves non-consensually imposing a risk of catastrophic harm on that child that is not necessary to advance their essential interests; therefore,
  3. It is impermissible to bring children into existence.

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