Karim Akerma began to exist in corpore matris when his fetal brain produced primitive consciousness for the first time. He was born in Hamburg in 1965 where he studied philosophy, history and literature. In addition to a number of articles, he is also the author of a series of books on antinatalism. In 1997 Karim Akerma defended his postgraduate thesis for professorship at Hamburg University which was entitled: ‘Verebben der Menschheit? Neganthropy und Anthropodizee’ (‘Ebbing away of mankind? Neganthropy and anthropodicy’ (2000)) His thesis was rejected in a narrow decision due to his antinatalism.
In his book ‘Lebensende und Lebensbeginn’ (The beginning and the end of a life (2006)) Karim Akerma defends a mental view on the beginning and the end of a life. According to this view, a new life begins when an entity gains consciousness whereas a life ends when an entity has irreversibly ceased to produce consciousness.
Karim Akerma makes a living as a professional translator, lives a vegan lifestyle in order to diminish animal and human suffering and is a singer-songwriter to help spread the message.
Having published a series of texts on antinatalism mainly in German (starting with ‘Soll eine Menschheit sein?/Should mankind exist?’ [published in 1995]) I will present here some topics in English as well.
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