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Teaching the Ethics of Life Extension


Colin Farrelly


Ethical Technology

February 10, 2013

This term I am teaching my graduate level seminar “Science and Justice” to approximately 14 (mostly) MA and PhD students from political science, philosophy and psychology here at Queen’s. It’s my favorite course to teach (I also teach an undergrad version of it as well) and we address a number of ethical and social issues related to the genetic revolution.


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Posted by Natasha Vita-More  on  02/10  at  04:26 PM

What other departments could you see courses on life extension and ethics, etc ., being included in the curriculum?





Posted by Rick Searle  on  02/10  at  10:20 PM

@Colin:

This course looks great, and much needed!

I’ve really been wrestling with the question of whether it would be morally justified to pursue biological immortality in the absence of solving our resource problems, and whether or not it would be ethical to essentially prevent new people from being born- to drive the population growth rate to zero- so that the current generation can live indefinitely. I tend to lead on the ending birth would be much worse than ending death side, but it would be interesting if your class deals with these issues to get an update on the IEET as to your students conclusions/debate on these questions.






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