The Resource The Ethics of Cryonics : Is it Immoral to be Immortal?, by Francesca Minerva, (electronic resource)

The Ethics of Cryonics : Is it Immoral to be Immortal?, by Francesca Minerva, (electronic resource)

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The Ethics of Cryonics : Is it Immoral to be Immortal?
Title
The Ethics of Cryonics
Title remainder
Is it Immoral to be Immortal?
Statement of responsibility
by Francesca Minerva
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Cryonics—also known as cryopreservation or cryosuspension—is the preservation of legally dead individuals at ultra-low temperatures. Those who undergo this procedure hope that future technology will not only succeed in reviving them, but also cure them of the condition that led to their demise. In this sense, some hope that cryopreservation will allow people to continue living indefinitely. This book discusses the moral concerns of cryonics, both as a medical procedure and as an intermediate step toward life extension. In particular, Minerva analyses the moral issues surrounding cryonics-related techniques (including the hypothetical cryosuspension of fetuses as an alternative to abortion) by focusing on how they might impact the individuals who undergo cryosuspension, as well as society at large.
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Minerva, Francesca
Dewey number
363.75
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0
LC call number
HM846-851
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Palgrave Pivot
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  • Technology—Sociological aspects
  • Bioethics
  • Physical anthropology
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Bioethics
  • Biological and Physical Anthropology
Label
The Ethics of Cryonics : Is it Immoral to be Immortal?, by Francesca Minerva, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Pausing Death -- 3. Resuming Life -- 4. The Death Conundrum -- 5. The Immortality Conundrum -- 6. Cryothanasia -- 7. Cryosuspension of Pregnancy
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2018.
Extent
1 online resource (XIII, 135 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
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online
Isbn
9783319785998
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-78599-8
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absent
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access
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remote
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  • (CKB)4100000004243873
  • (DE-He213)978-3-319-78599-8
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC5407224
  • (EXLCZ)994100000004243873
Label
The Ethics of Cryonics : Is it Immoral to be Immortal?, by Francesca Minerva, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Pausing Death -- 3. Resuming Life -- 4. The Death Conundrum -- 5. The Immortality Conundrum -- 6. Cryothanasia -- 7. Cryosuspension of Pregnancy
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2018.
Extent
1 online resource (XIII, 135 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319785998
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-78599-8
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)4100000004243873
  • (DE-He213)978-3-319-78599-8
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC5407224
  • (EXLCZ)994100000004243873

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