Longevity And The Good Life

Hardcover | November 17, 2010

byA. Farrant

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This book provides an assessment of some ethical implications of increasing life spans. Taking as a starting point the idea that to increase longevity is a form of medical enhancement, it examines the value of living longer; the means for extending life spans; the consequences of greater longevity for the fair distribution of resources and healthcare in particular.

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This book provides an assessment of some ethical implications of increasing life spans. Taking as a starting point the idea that to increase longevity is a form of medical enhancement, it examines the value of living longer; the means for extending life spans; the consequences of greater longevity for the fair distribution of resources...

ANTHONY FARRANT has taught Bioethics at the University of York, UK. His key interests are Applied Ethics and Moral Law, but also Later Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Philosophy of Technology, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law and Aesthetics.  

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.02 inPublished:November 17, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230576958

ISBN - 13:9780230576957

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Longevity, Technology and Humanistic Values
The Misfortune of Death
Justifying the Means
Longevity and the Problem of Overpopulation
Ending Lives
Partiality and Equality
Longevity and the Good Life
Notes
Bibliography
Index