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Menschliches leben

Author: Sebastian Knell; Marcel Weber
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : W. de Gruyter, ©2009.
Series: Grundthemen Philosophie.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : GermanView all editions and formats
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Human existence and its temporal limits are central themes of western culture. In addition to discussing fundamental metaphysical questions (what distinguishes a living from a dead thing?) and ethical questions (what status does a human embryo have?), this book examines questions surrounding the possibility of radically extending one's life through new a anti-aging therapies. Does adding years to one's life make one  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Knell, Sebastian.
Menschliches leben.
Berlin ; New York : Walter de Gruyter, ©2009
(OCoLC)432990636
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sebastian Knell; Marcel Weber
ISBN: 9783110219845 3110219840
OCLC Number: 551177496
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 221 pages).
Contents: Frontmatter; Inhaltverzeichnis; Einleitung: Leben und Tod des Menschen; 1. Menschliche Persistenz; 2. Metaphysik des Alterns; 3. Radikale Lebensverlängerung; Backmatter.
Series Title: Grundthemen Philosophie.
Responsibility: Sebastian Knell, Marcel Weber.
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Human existence and its temporal limits are central themes of western culture. In addition to discussing fundamental metaphysical questions (what distinguishes a living from a dead thing?) and ethical questions (what status does a human embryo have?), this book examines questions surrounding the possibility of radically extending one's life through new a anti-aging therapies. Does adding years to one's life make one happier?

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