Contemporary Anti-Natalism

November 23, 2011 - November 24, 2011
University of Johannesburg

Auckland Park Campus Humanities Common Room C-Ring 319
Johannesburg
South Africa

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Wednesday, 23 November

  • 9.00 – 9.15  T Metz: Welcome
  • 9.15 – 10.15  D Benatar: ‘The Anti-Natal Clinic’
  • 10.20 – 11.35  D Boonin: ‘Better to Be’
  • 11.35 – 12.00  Break
  • 12.00 – 13.15  E Sullivan-Bissett and R McGregor: ‘Better No Longer to Be’
  • 13.15 – 14.15  Lunch
  • 14.15 – 15.30  S Brill: ‘Sick and Healthy: Benatar on the Logic of Value’
  • 15.35 – 16.50  B A Trisel: ‘How Best to Prevent Future Persons from Suffering’


Thursday, 24 November

  • 9.00 – 10.15  S Smilansky: ‘Life is Good’
  • 10.20 – 11.35  R Weinberg, ‘Is Having Children Always Wrong?’
  • 11.35 – 12.00  Break
  • 12.00 – 13.15  G Harrison, ‘Anti-Natalism, Asymmetry and Prima Facie Duties’
  • 13.15 – 14.15  Lunch
  • 14.15 – 15.30  A Singh: ‘Shiffrin’s Anti-Natalism and the Limits of Permissible Harm’
  • 15.35 – 16.50  C Belshaw: ‘A New Argument for Anti-Natalism’



There are no fees for attendance, but registration is required, as space is limited and catering must be arranged. To register, write to Mr Adrian Erasmus (adrianerasmus@gmail.com) ideally by 10 November.

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