21. The Curate's Egg of Anti-Anti-Aging Bioethics

  1. Max More and
  2. Natasha Vita-More
  1. Aubrey de Grey

Published Online: 11 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118555927.ch21

The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays on the Science, Technology, and Philosophy of the Human Future

The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays on the Science, Technology, and Philosophy of the Human Future

How to Cite

de Grey, A. (2013) The Curate's Egg of Anti-Anti-Aging Bioethics, in The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays on the Science, Technology, and Philosophy of the Human Future (eds M. More and N. Vita-More), John Wiley & Sons, Oxford. doi: 10.1002/9781118555927.ch21

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 29 APR 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118334294

Online ISBN: 9781118555927

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Keywords:

  • anti-anti-aging bioethics;
  • humanity;
  • Hurlbut;
  • Leon Kass

Summary

As a leader of the crusade to defeat aging, working to demonstrate both its feasibility and its desirability, the author is often seen as an implacable opponent of all arguments that defend aging and criticize this crusade. Even this crusade is not only morally justified but is the single most urgent imperative for humanity, he nonetheless feels that some of the ideas put forward by others, Leon Kass, and William Hurlbut, in their process of reaching the contrary view are worthy of serious analysis. In this essay “Curate's Egg of Anti-Anti-Aging Bioethics”, the author discusses these, as well as some ideas that he feels are much less well-founded.