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What is the core argument for anti-natalism in this paper by Jiwon Hwang?

I stumbled upon this paper written by Jiwoon Hwang. It's about why it is better to cease existing. He uses David Benatar's assymetry to come to a pro-mortalist conclusion; but unlike Harman, he ...
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What's the official term for interpreting an ambiguous argument into the worst possible way?

I've come across a type of argument I hear often when discussing touchier subjects. I call it "The Worst Possible Interpretation Argument". It goes like this — I say "I agree or support ...
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