David Benatar

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David Benatar
Bernhard Weiss
Elisa Galgut
Jack Ritchie
Greg Fried
George Hull
Tom Angier
Laurence Bloom
Dean Chapman
Cindy Gilbert
Elizabeth Gubb
Lara Davison


Professor David Benatar
BSocSc(Hons) PhD Cape Town

Professor and Head of Department
Director, Bioethics Centre

Areas of interest: moral and social philosophy, applied ethics, some philosophy of law and philosophy of religion. 

Current courses: 
PHI2037F: Applied Ethics 
Bioethics at the Medical School

Professor Benatar will be on sabbatical from 1 July 2014 until 30 June 2015 and will be in the United States from the beginning of September 2014 until the end of May 2015.

Office: 3.03
Email: Please contact Ms. Gilbert.

University Committees:
Academic Freedom Committee
Dean's Advisory Committee
Masters Degree Examination Committee
Humanities Faculty Ad Hominem Promotions Committee

Better Never to Have Been 
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2006


The Second Sexism 
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 2012


Ethics for Everyday
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Publication Date: 2002


Life, Death and Meaning 
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Publication Date: 2004; Second edition 2010


Cutting to the Core: Exploring the Ethics of Contested Surgeries 
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Publication Date: 2006


Procreation and Parenthood: The Ethics of Bearing and Rearing Children  
(Co-edited with David Archard)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2010


Selected Papers
Selected Newspaper articles


Affirmative Action
Victims of Violence
Danish Cartoons


Not the Monday Paper
Sax Appeal


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