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dc.contributor.authorGreene, Prestonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-23T02:41:43Z-
dc.date.available2020-12-23T02:41:43Z-
dc.date.issued2017-
dc.identifier.citationGreene, P. (2017). Value in Very Long Lives. Journal of Moral Philosophy, 14(4), 416–434. doi:10.1163/17455243-46810057en_US
dc.identifier.issn1740-4681en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10356/145498-
dc.description.abstractAs things currently stand, our deaths are unavoidable and our lifespans short. It might be thought that these qualities leave room for improvement. According to a prominent line of argument in philosophy, however, this thought is mistaken. Against the idea that a longer life would be better, it is claimed that negative psychological states, such as boredom, would be unavoidable if our lives were significantly longer. Against the idea that a deathless life would be better, it is claimed that such a life would be lacking in important sources of value, because death is a precondition for many of our valuing attitudes. I argue that these problems are avoided by very long (and potentially infinite) lives that incorporate fading memory, limited ignorance of future events, and temporal scarcity. I conclude that very long lives are, in principle, desirable, and that death does not play an essential role in our valuing attitudes.en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Moral Philosophyen_US
dc.rights© 2017 Brill Academic Publishers. All rights reserved. This paper was published in Journal of Moral Philosophy and is made available with permission of Brill Academic Publishers.en_US
dc.subjectHumanities::Ethicsen_US
dc.titleValue in very long livesen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanitiesen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1163/17455243-46810057-
dc.description.versionAccepted versionen_US
dc.identifier.issue4en_US
dc.identifier.volume14en_US
dc.identifier.spage416en_US
dc.identifier.epage434en_US
dc.subject.keywordsBioethicsen_US
dc.subject.keywordsEternal Lifeen_US
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