Should We Live Forever

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Should We Live Forever

Author : Gilbert Meilaender
ISBN : 9780802868695
Genre : Family & Relationships
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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; whether what we desire is truly desirable is harder to say." The six chapters of this book take multiple perspectives on issues surrounding aging and invite readers to consider whether "indefinitely more life" is something worth pursuing and, if humans are created for life with God, whether longer life will truly satisfy our underlying hunger.
Category: Family & Relationships

Can We Live Forever

Author : Ryan P. Snuffer
ISBN : 9781453501566
Genre : Philosophy
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“Can We Live Forever? will make a great supplement to any college class that deals with medical or ethical issues.”
Category: Philosophy

Can We Live Forever

Author : Bryan S. Turner
ISBN : 9781843317807
Genre : Social Science
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An enlightening look into the medical, cultural, religious and philosophical implications of life extension.
Category: Social Science

The Methodist Review

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ISBN : UVA:X030788766
Genre : Church and the world
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Category: Church and the world


Author : Octavius Brooks Frothingham
ISBN : NYPL:33433068266364
Genre : Sermons
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Spiritual Fragments

Author : James J. Owen
ISBN : UCAL:$B29084
Genre : Spiritualism
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Category: Spiritualism

Should Foundations Live Forever

Author : Martin Morse Wooster
ISBN : UVA:X004913310
Genre : Business & Economics
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A companion to The Great Philanthropists and the Problem of “Donor Intent,” author Martin Morse Wooster considers whether the legal life of foundations should be limited to prevent successor trustees from ignoring the donor's intent. This volume surveys past congressional attempts to limit foundation perpetuity and offers case studies of donors who have put legal limits on their own foundations, setting a termination date and requiring the foundation to pay out all its assets.
Category: Business & Economics

Friends Intelligencer

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ISBN : NYPL:33433003099748
Genre : Society of Friends
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Getting Ready To Live Forever

Author : Leslie H. Woodson
ISBN : 1579212867
Genre : Religion
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This book passionately addresses the ultimate question "What On Earth is Life All About?" Multitudes of people live out their days without having the foggiest idea why they are alive. Is life going somewhere? Can any purpose be discovered for human existence? Is it all much ado about nothing? Or is it serious business?Dr. Woodson is inspired to help us see that we are not here to spend twelve years learning how to live seventy, but we are here to spend seventy years learning how to live forever!
Category: Religion


Author : Stephen Cave
ISBN : 9780307884916
Genre : History
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A lively narrative citing the activities of historical figures and leading modern scientists demonstrates how the innate desire to live forever has contributed to humanity's most significant achievements in science, medicine, religion and art.
Category: History

The Home

Author : Harriett Ellen Grannis Arey
ISBN : IND:30000118202153
Genre : Home
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Category: Home

Humanity S End

Author : Nicholas Agar
ISBN : 9780262288934
Genre : Philosophy
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An argument that achieving millennial life spans or monumental intellects will destroy values that give meaning to human lives. Proposals to make us smarter than the greatest geniuses or to add thousands of years to our life spans seem fit only for the spam folder or trash can. And yet this is what contemporary advocates of radical enhancement offer in all seriousness. They present a variety of technologies and therapies that will expand our capacities far beyond what is currently possible for human beings. In Humanity's End, Nicholas Agar argues against radical enhancement, describing its destructive consequences. Agar examines the proposals of four prominent radical enhancers: Ray Kurzweil, who argues that technology will enable our escape from human biology; Aubrey de Grey, who calls for anti-aging therapies that will achieve “longevity escape velocity”; Nick Bostrom, who defends the morality and rationality of enhancement; and James Hughes, who envisions a harmonious democracy of the enhanced and the unenhanced. Agar argues that the outcomes of radical enhancement could be darker than the rosy futures described by these thinkers. The most dramatic means of enhancing our cognitive powers could in fact kill us; the radical extension of our life span could eliminate experiences of great value from our lives; and a situation in which some humans are radically enhanced and others are not could lead to tyranny of posthumans over humans.
Category: Philosophy