Abstract:
This paper provides an account of the asymmetry in population ethics. This asymmetry consists in its being the case that, even though the fact that a life would be worth living does not by itself generate reasons to bring it into existence, the fact that a life would be worth not living does by itself generate reasons to not bring it into existence.

 

Ralf Bader is Tutorial Fellow at Merton College and a Lecturer in the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford University.

There will be a reception after the talk in the old seminar room (D700).