Antinatalist procreationism and humanity's cosmic significance


  • Luca Lo Sapio University of Turin



Antinatalism, antinatalist procreationism, meaning of life


In this article, I explore several prominent arguments forwarded by advocates of the antinatalist philosophy. Mainly, I assess the asymmetry argument, the argument concerning the lack of consent by future individuals, the arguments about the quality and meaning of life, and the imposition argument. After identifying some issues with the asymmetry argument and underscoring the strengths of the other arguments, I propose a form of antinatalism that accepts procreation under narrowly defined circumstances to avert species extinction and its potentially catastrophic consequences from a cosmic perspective.


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Antinatalist procreationism and humanity’s cosmic significance. (2024). Journal of Ethics and Emerging Technologies, 34(1), 1-11.

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