In his view, recognizing death in the sense of SD as bad and regretting having to die, should be identical to recognizing birth as bad and regretting being born, since it is not possible to be born in a non-mortal way. Unfortunately, there is a limit to the amount of good each of us will have in our lives.

Few details of his life are known between the mids and The Marcionites believed that the visible world is an evil creation of a crude, cruel, jealous, angry demiurge , Yahweh.

Plants should be treated as living beings, harvested at the proper hours etc. In addition to the philanthropic arguments, which are based on a concern for the humans who will be brought into existence, Benatar also posits that another path to antinatalism is the misanthropic argument [51] that can be summarized in his opinion as follows:.