Can we live forever? : a sociological and moral inquiry / Bryan S. Turner

Author(s): Turner, Bryan S
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Subjects: Aging--Social aspects
Longevity--Social aspects
Longevity--Moral and ethical aspects
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: London ; New York : Anthem Press, 2009
LC Classification: H, HQ
Table of Contents: Ch. 1. Longevity and the Population Debate 1
Ch. 2. The Social Utopia of Human Perfection 27
Ch. 3. Ancient and Modern Techniques of Longevity 43
Ch. 4. The Political Economy of Ageing 69
Ch. 5. The Moral and Spiritual Character of Old Age 89
Ch. 6. Vulnerability and the Ethic of Care 107
Ch. 7. Towards a New Paradigm of Ageing 125
Ch. 8. The Aesthetics of Ageing 139
Bibliography 147
Index 157
Notes: LCCN: 2009018402
ISBN: 9781843317807 (hbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 184331780X (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9781843317944 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 184331794X (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Longevity and the population debate -- The social utopia of human perfection -- Ancient and modern techniques of longevity -- The political economy of ageing -- The moral and spiritual character of old age -- Vulnerability and the ethic of care -- Towards a new paradigm of ageing -- The aesthetics of ageing
Physical Description: 162 p. ; 23 cm
OCLC Number: 317470911
ISBN/ISSN: 9781843317807
184331780X
9781843317944
184331794X

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