The Antinatalism Booklist

Antinatalism Booklist 

Updated: 21 March 2019

Section for Julio Cabrera 

Porque te Amo, Não Nascerás (Because I love you, you will not be born) (Portuguese) LGE Editora Ltda, 2009
By Julio Cabrera and Thiago Lenharo de Santis 

Ética negativa: problemas e discussões (Negative ethics: problems and discussions) (Portuguese) UFG, 2008
By Julio Cabrera 

Crítica de la moral afirmativa (Spanish)
Gedisa, 1996
A critique of affirmative morality – a reflection on death, birth and the value of life (English version) Julio Cabrera Editions, 2014
By Julio Cabrera 

Projeto de Ética Negativa, (Project of Negative Ethics) (Portuguese) Edicões Mandacaru, 1989
Second edition: A Ética e Suas Negações (Ethics and its negations) (Portuguese) Rocco, 2011
By Julio Cabrera 

Section for David Benatar 

The Human Predicament A Candid Guide to Life’s Biggest Questions
Oxford University Press, June 7, 2017
By David Benatar 

Debating Procreation: Is it Wrong to Reproduce?
Oxford University Press, June 1, 2015
By David Benatar and David Wasserman

Procreation and Parenthood: The Ethics of Bearing and Rearing Children
Oxford University Press, November 11, 2010
By David Archard and David Benatar 

Better Never to Have Been: The Harm of Coming into Existence
Oxford University Press, October 19, 2006
Nebýt či být : O utrpení, které přináší příchod na tento svět (Czech version)
Dybbuk, 2013
By David Benatar 

Section for Karim Akerma 

Antinalismus – Ein Handbuch (Antinatalism – A Handbook) (German) Epubli, February 24, 2017
By Karim Akerma 

Verebben der Menschheit?: Neganthropie und Anthropodizee (Enlightening humanity?: Neganthropy and Anthropodizee) (German) Verlag Karl Alber, 2000
By Karim Akerma 

Verebben der Menschheit? Neganthropie und Anthropodizee (Ebbing away of mankind? Neganthropy and Anthropodicy) (German) Verlag Karl Alber, 2000
By Karim Akerma 

Soll eine Menschheit sein? Eine fundamentalethische Frage (Should Mankind Exist? A Fundamental Ethical Question) (German) Traude Junghans, 1995
By Karim Akerma 

Antinatalist Books 

True Detective and Philosophy: A Deeper Kind of Darkness
The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series, November 20, 2017
by Jacob Graham and Tom Sparrow 

Antinatalismus (German)
Books on Demand, April 28, 2017
by Gunther R Eberhard 

Anti-Natalism: Rejectionist Philosophy from Buddhism to Benatar
Jul 26, 2016
By Ken Coates (Ramesh Mishra) 

Argumentos antinatalistas (Spanish)
January 1, 2015
By Moris Polanco 

Every Cradle Is a Grave: Rethinking the Ethics of Birth and Suicide
Nine-Banded Books, November 21, 2014
By Sarah Perry 

Du refus d’être père – Contours de l’infécondité masculine (The refusal to be a father – Outlines of male infertility) (French)
January 2014
By François Faucon 

No Baby No Cry: Christian Antinatalism
By Martin Smith 

La création d’une existence ne sert que ceux qui existent déjà (Creating an existence only serves those that already exist) (French)
Atramenta, November 2013
By Emile Berlherm 

Naître est-il dans l’intérêt de l’enfant? (Is birth in the interest of the child?)
October, 2011
By Jean-Christophe Lurenbaum 

Fluch der Geburt – Thesen einer Uberlebensethik (Curse of Birth – Theses of a Survival Ethic) (German)
Edition Gegensich, 2011
By Gunter Bleibohm 

The Conspiracy against the Human Race: A Contrivance of Horror
Hippocampus Press, 2010
La conspiración contra la especie humana (Spanish version) Valdemar, 2015
Spisek przeciwko ludzkiej rasie (Polish version) Okultura, 2015
By Thomas Ligotti 

Confessions Of An Antinatalist
Nine-Banded Books, April 20, 2010
By Jim Crawford
(There exists a second edition with an additional Q&A section) 

L’Art de Guillotiner Les Procreateurs: Manifeste Anti-nataliste (The Art of Beheading Procreators: Antinatalist Manifesto) (French)
Le Mort-Qui-Trompe, 2006
By Theophile de Giraud 

Bienheureux les stériles (Blessed are the barren) (French)
Presses du Midi, 2002
By Philippe Annaba 

De l’inconvénient d’être né (French) Galimard, 1973
The Trouble With Being Born (English version) Seaver Books, 1976
Del inconveniente de haber nacido (Spanish version) Taurus, 1981
Vom Nachteil, geboren zu sein (German version) Suhrkamp Verlag, 1979 L’inconveniente di essere nati (Italian version) Adelphi, 1991
Doğmuş Olmanın Sakıncası (Turkish version) Ankara Opus Yayınları, 1998
O niedogodności narodzin (Polish version) Oficyna Literacka, 1996
Despre neajunsul de a te fififi născut (Romanian version) Editura Humanitas, 2011
By Emil Cioran

Nein zum Leben – Ein Essay (No To Life – An Essay) (German) Safchbuch Fischer, 1992
By Martin Neuffer

Om Det Tragiske (On The Tragic) (Norwegian)
Pax, 1941
By Peter Wessel Zapffe 

Pessimistische Kardinalsätze: Ein Vademekum für die freiesten Geister (Pessimistic Cardinal Records: A Vademecum for the Free Spirits) 

Herrosé Zimsen Verlag, 1905
By Helene Druskowitz 

The Philosophy of Samuel Beckett
Calder, 2001
By John Calder
(The author is not an antinatalist, but describes antinatalist worldview of his longtime friend, Samuel Beckett) 

Der Neo-Nihilismus. Anti-Militarismus – Sexualleben (Ende der Menschheit) [The Neo-nihilism. Anti-Militarism – Sexual Life (End of Humanity)] Verlag Max Sängewald, 1903
By Kurnig 

Books that includes antinatalist philosophy, ideas and quotes, but not exclusively 

Glimpses of Truth: Morality, Karma, Procreation
April 5, 2017
By Pikesh Srivastava
(Schopenhauer’s philosophy in view of modern biology, chapters on antinatalism) 

Rethinking Procreation
Dog Ear Publishing, January 11, 2017
By Dr Rick Vega 

Peroratas (Spanish)
Alfaguara, 2013
By Fernando Vallejo 

Keeping Ourselves in the Dark
Nine-Banded Books, Mar 31, 2015
By Colin Feltham
(Chapter on antinatalism in light of Depressive Realism) 

The Book of al-Ma’arri
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015
By Al-Ma’arri Abul ‘ala

(Includes arabic antinatalist poems from approx. 900-1000 A.D)
Théorie du corps amoureux / Theory of the loving body (French)
Grasset, 2000
By Michel Onfray 

page89image55193408.pngJournal hédoniste: Tome 2, Les Vertus de la foudre / Hedonist Journal: Volume 2, The Virtues of Lightning (French)
Grasset, 1998
By Michel Onfray 

La mort dans l’âme: tango avec Cioran (French)
Odile Jacob, 2011
By Elisa Brune 

The Spirit of Buddhism
Kessinger Publishing, 2005
By Hari Singh Gour
(The author is not antinatalist, but he thinks Buddha was an antinatalist and his teachings were antinatalist.) 

Autobiographische Schriften (German)
Verlag Peter Lang, 1981

Gathering evidence: a memoir (English version) Knopf, 1985
By Thomas Bernhard (Half-autobiographical book, includes antinatalist thoughts.) 

Jeg velger sannheten: En dialog mellom Peter Wessel Zapffe og Herman Tønnessen
(I choose the truth: A dialogue between Peter Wessel Zapffe and Herman Tønnessen)

Universitets forlaget, 1983
By Herman Tønnessen and Peter Wessel Zapffe

Studies in Pessimism: The Essays
G. Allen & Unwin, 1890
By Arthur Schopenhauer

Selected Essays of Schopenhauer
G. Bell and Sons, 1926
By Arthur Schopenhauer 

Geschlecht und Charakter. Eine prinzipielle Untersuchung (German)
Wilhelm Braumüller, 1903
Sex & Character (English version)
W. Heinemann, 1906
By Otto Weininger
(A misogynistic book with an antinatalist conclusion.) 

Il silenzio del corpo. Materiali per studio di medicina (Italian) Adelphi, 1979
The Silence of the Body: Materials for the Study of Medicine (English version) 

Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1993
By Guido Ceronetti(Aphorisms) 

Insetti senza frontiere (Italian)
Adelphi, 2009
By Guido Ceronetti (Aphorisms) 

Maldetti. Pensieri in soluzione acida (Italian)
Edizioni Joker, 2007
By Giovanni Soriano (Aphorisms) 

Finché c’è vita non c’è speranza. Diario aforistico 2003-2009 (Italian)
Kimerik, 2010
By Giovanni Soriano (Aphorisms) 

Malomondo. In lode della stupidità (Italian)
Fazi, 2013
By Giovanni Soriano (Aphorisms) 

L’âme est un vaste pays
Grasset, 1984
By Roland Jaccard (Aphorisms) 

Un climatiseur en enfer
Editions Zoé, 2000
By Roland Jaccard (Aphorisms) 

Sexe et sarcasmes
Presses Universitaires de France, 2009
By Roland Jaccard (Aphorisms) 

Some of the Dharma
Viking Penguin, 1997
By Jack Kerouac page90image55086848.png page90image55087040.png page90image55087232.png page90image55087424.png

Self-published Antinatalist Books 

Love Void Love: Dreams from the Abyss: Writings of Things and Other Things; With Forays Into Harm-Reduction; & The Final Revelation is Death: Corporeal Anecdote and Philosophy
March 6, 2019
By Josiah S. Cooper

A New Approach to Procreative Ethics
April 5, 2017
By Francois Tremblay 

Ever Deeper Honesty
By Unknown

Procreation Is Murder: The Case for Voluntary Human Extinction
March 18, 2017
By Anti Procreation (Jiwoon Hwang) 

Notes on Carrion: 200 Aphorisms, Musings and Fragments on Antinatalism and Pessimism
February 18, 2016
By Joe Somber (Aphorisms) 

Black Hole: 200 Aphorisms, Fragments and Musings on Antinatalism, Pessimism and the Tragedy of Existence
January 30, 2016
By Joe Somber (Aphorisms) 

A última filosofia: An essay about antinatalism (Portuguese)
June 28, 2012
By Rafael Tages Melo

Antinatalist Literary Fiction/Poetry 

Saaransh: The Dark One
Self-published, August 3, 2017
by Vandana Gupta (Poetry) 

Hypocritical Thoughts
Self-published, January 25, 2017
By David Ross 

The David Rossian Reader
Self-published, January 20, 2017
By David Ross 

Spectres of Confusion
Self-published, June 24, 2016
By Anonymous 

too much human
Self-published, June 23, 2016
By David McLean 

Slow Arrow
Self-published, July 9, 2016
By Anonymous 

The Spectacle of the Void December 1, 2014
By David Peak

An Individual Will
Self-published, October 4th 2014
By J.G. Ellis 

The Gag Gift
Self-published, 2014
By G.A. Jahn

The Talkative Corpse: A Love Letter
Self-published, April 9, 2013
By Ann K. Sterzinger and Michael Browarski 

Among Nightingales
By Frank Lee Scott (ConferenceReport) 

À l’enfant que je n’aurai pas Broché (To the child I will not have) (French)
éditions NiL, 2011
By Linda Le

NVSQVAM (nowhere)
Nine-Banded Books, June 2011
By Ann Sterzinger 

The Sunset Limited: A Novel in Dramatic Form
Oct 24 2006
By Cormac McCarthy 

Le Berceau (French)
Presses du Midi, 2005
By Annaba Philippe 

The Office of Reports (Meta-ethical story about the advisability of counseling before birth). (Spanish)
By Julio Cabrera 

Der erschossene Storch (The shot stork) (German) Wilhelm Goldmann Verlag, 1930
By Karl Ettlinger 

Comments are closed.