Coping with methuselah the impact of molecular biology on medicine and society

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Humanities
Department Philosophy
Creator Battin, Margaret P.
Other Author Aaron, Henry J.; Schwartz, William B.
Title Coping with methuselah the impact of molecular biology on medicine and society
Date 2004
Description The prospect of extra-long life spawns a bloom of ethical issues, among them how to achieve intergenerational equity; how to balance health care entitlements with rising costs for the elderly; how to divide years of life between work and retirement; how to assign the responsibilities of young family members for care of the old; and how to answer philosophical questions about the meaning of life, the "naturalness" of the human life span, and the wisdom of "tampering" with nature. The chapters in this volume, especially Alex Capron's, touch on all these issues and in doing so share a common assumption: If extra-long life becomes possible, people will actually live it. Of all the authors in this volume, Capron comes closest to identifying this assumption explicitly.
Type Text
Publisher Massachusetts Medical Society
First Page 235
Last Page 246
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Battin, M. P. (2004). Coping with methuselah the impact of molecular biology on medicine and society in Ethical Aspects of Increases Life Span and Life Expectancy, H. Aaron and W. Schwartz, Coping With Methuselah, 235-46.
Rights Management (c) Massachusetts Medical Society
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6jh449v
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