Fighting aging and fighting ageism: two sides of the same coin?

Let me delineate one answer to the post title question, quick   Sure, but only if we know what types of aging we are talking about. My original, more boring but less sensational post title elaborates on this: Counteracting biological aging and neutralising chronological ageism should go hand in hand.  (For the record, am not a… Continue reading Fighting aging and fighting ageism: two sides of the same coin?

Continuous lifespan extension as a coherent life plan enables super-agency

Introduction In ‘Agency, Life Extension, and the Meaning of Life‘, professional philosopher Lisa Bortolotti argues that the so-called agency objection against a loosely defined life extension technology should be rejected. Briefly put, the agency objection argues that one important component of the meaningfulness of human life is being constrained as an agent and since ‘life extension’… Continue reading Continuous lifespan extension as a coherent life plan enables super-agency

Robust lifespan extension & ecological awareness: can an exponentially extended human life be a hyperobject?

Warning: this post is only ~30% complete, the rest will be added in case of further interest from you. Hope I can incorporate comments from other humans to give a much better formulation. I am making myself intentionally vulnerable here wanting to engage in a conversation. Imagine the following: you are living potentially not up… Continue reading Robust lifespan extension & ecological awareness: can an exponentially extended human life be a hyperobject?

Aging, health, disease: more than philosophical arguments

In this new post series I utilise my philosophical training and formulate, collect and re-phrase arguments around what is aging and what is not. Since aging is conceptualised with the help or in the context of other heavyweight, loaded and complex concepts like health, disease, biomarkers, and last (but also first) time, those concepts will… Continue reading Aging, health, disease: more than philosophical arguments

Are life extensionists mainly driven by a desire to actually live a long time?

How do you interpret the following situation: we have a life extension technologist whose all endeavors is about pushing this issue to its very limits and making things possible but on the other hand this very life extensionist himself is not driven by actually living as long as he can. It seems that SENS theorist… Continue reading Are life extensionists mainly driven by a desire to actually live a long time?

“What is the meaning of life?” for a life extensionist

In No kidding, I am a cum laude philosopher, and so can you! it turned out that finally I got a philosophy diploma. That said, from now on I am officially qualified to think on the big questions of life. For instance, I can find out new arguments and concepts and I can answer (or… Continue reading “What is the meaning of life?” for a life extensionist