The Scientific, Social and Ethical Aspects of Prolonging Human Life

Christoph Borner

Keywords: prolonging human life, bioethics, symposium

Categories: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

DOI: 10.17160/josha.3.6.249

Languages: English

In his presentation, Prof. Borner discusses the varied aspects of prolonging life from a scientific, social and ethical perspectives. These different aspects are reviewed leading to the following recommendations: 1. We should try to improve early diagnosis and targeted treatment regimens to make the life of elderly people more bearable and enjoyable. 2. We have to accept that, at one point, our life ends and we have to give over our spirit and achievement to the next generation. 3. Enjoy every second of your life - Carpe Diem (Roman Poet Horaz, 65 B.C.9). 4. If you want to save lives, you should remove from every person in this world their driver‘s license.

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