Content

Partial immortalization

Subtitle: Regenerative medicine and its consequences
Content

Preface
Introduction: purpose of the book, the possibility of partial immortalization (pimm), two arguments, analytical philosophy, thought experimentation, the model of pimm
I. Science
The biology of our age: the biology of ageing, theories of ageing
Reductionist approaches:
The human organism: molecules, organelles (mitochondria), cells, tissues, organs, energetics, metabolism, physiology
Energetics and metabolism

The human body in numbers The living extracellular matrix (ECM) Stem cells, growth factors: the results from developmental biology Molecular, organellar and cellular turnover Holistic approaches:
Genomics
Proteomics
Transciptomics
Physiomics
Systems biology

II. Regenerative medicine and Technology
The concept of regeneration: the levels of regeneration
In vivo regeneration:
Molecule-based therapies and regeneration
Cell-based therapies and regeneration
Organellar regeneration: the mitochondria
In vitro regeneration:
Tissue engineering: muscle, brain, blood, bone, cartilage
Organ engineering: heart, liver, kidney, lung
Biocompatible materials
3D printing, tissue, organ printing
Nanotechnology, Nanomedicine
Differentiate regenerative medicine and immortalisation technology from genetic engineering.

The mathematics and modelling of pimm

The coming, putative killer apps of human regenerative medicine:
– cord blood cells
– bioengineered replacement tooth
– bioengineered skin

III. Philosophy

1. Metaphysics: the case studies
i., death and the meaning of life, life as a temporal whole
ii., personal identity
iii., the concept of time
iv., physicalism, reductionism

2. Ethics, moral philosophy

moral dilemmas
i., Moral person, rights, human rights, Rawls
ii., The levels of morality: descriptive and normative morality
life as a temporal whole, temporal neutrality

3. Political philosophy
Justice between generations
Justice between age groups
The neutrality of the state
Utopianism

4. Philosophy of technology
the developmental stages of technology
the inevitability of technology
therapy and enhancement

5. Analytical anthropology

IV. Politics and the meaning of life
Application of philosophical concepts and more: arguments against and for pimm
Cost of the treatment: three stages
pimm and politics
Environmentalist counterarguments

V. Economy pimm as business, for venture capitalists

VI. Religion The meaning of life, the place of death in an immortalised society

Glossary
Bibliography
Index

Advertisements

3 Comments Add your own

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


%d bloggers like this: