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Ethics in Biology, Engineering and Medicine: An International Journal
SJR: 0.123

ISSN Print: 2151-805X
ISSN Online: 2151-8068

Ethics in Biology, Engineering and Medicine: An International Journal

DOI: 10.1615/EthicsBiologyEngMed.2016016442
pages 163-171

Longer Living through Technology: In Favor of Life-Prolonging Biomedical Technology for Old People

Felicia NImue Ackerman
Department of Philosophy, Box 1918, 45 Prospect Street, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912

ABSTRACT

Many bioethicists oppose the use of biomedical technology to prolong the lives of old people. This paper criticizes their views and argues that a high priority of a humane society should be to promote research on life-prolonging technology and to make the fruits of this research available to everyone who wants it.


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