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Aging, Death, and Human Longevity

A Philosophical Inquiry

by Christine Overall

  • 348 Want to read
  • 4 Currently reading

Published by University of California Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social & political philosophy,
  • History & Surveys - Modern,
  • Philosophy,
  • Aging,
  • Philosophy / General,
  • General,
  • Ethics & Moral Philosophy

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages275
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7712055M
    ISBN 100520244877
    ISBN 109780520244870

    Dr. Christine Overall, a noted Canadian feminist philosopher, has written a compelling philosophical inquiry into aging, death and human longevity. At the end of her book by the same title, she concludes that other things being equal, a long human life is a better life and that social policies which promote the equal extension of human life to. Aubrey de Grey is one of the world’s most prominent gerontologists. According to him, stopping the aging process is “the world’s most important mission”.He believes that eventually, there won’t be any limit to our life expectancy. He considers old age and death to be medical problems that can be solved, rather than unavoidable life events.

    Introduction. The modern rise in life expectancy is one of humanity’s crowning achievements. After more than years of stagnant or slow increases in the average duration of life, a new chapter in the book of human longevity began in the nineteenth century when the rise in life expectancy accelerated (McNeill, ).The extrinsic forces of death (e.g. infectious diseases Author: Olshansky.   The book, which surpasses everything we know about aging and life extension, has been written with a rich literary material of impressive depth and clarity to offer a deeper understanding of genetics and human longevity : Atria Books.

      The transhumanist movement evolves with its time, and even a little ahead of its time. Yesterday, with regard to the use of products for longevity, the priority of many transhumanists was antioxidants and hormones, today many transhumanists are experimenting with metformin and are considering the use of senolytic drugs (products that destroy Author: Julie Cavallasca. Introduction. Let us start with two prehistoric quotes on aging and longevity. Hippocrates in BC said: All parts of the body which have a function if used in moderation and exercised in labors in which each is accustomed, become thereby healthy, well developed and age more slowly; but if unused and left idle they become liable to disease, defective in growth, and age quickly.


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