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Should We Live Forever? The Ethical Ambiguities of Aging

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In Should We Live Forever? Christian ethicist Gilbert Meilaender puzzles over the implications of the medical advances that have lengthened the human life span, wrestling with what this quest for living longer means for our conception of living well and completely. As he points out in his introduction, "That we often desire, even greedily desire, longer life is clear; ...more
Paperback, 135 pages
Published December 31st 2012 by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
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Ryan Linkous
Dec 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Meilaender helpfully considers the ethics aging, specially as it relates to aging-retardation and extended life. He discusses a little bit about what it means to age well in ch. 1 and ch. 6 as he considers the end for which humans were made and different life stages. In ch. 6 (the most important in the book), he compares Aristotle's and Karl Barth's view of aging and it's really great. Whereas Aristotle views youth and old age as extreme's of age whose respective virtues meet in middle age. ...more
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Some will appreciate the author's style in that book, but I would have prefered a more straight to the point approach.
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