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Journal of Moral Philosophy Discussion at PEA Soup: Preston Greene’s “Value in Very Long Lives,” with a critical précis by Michael Cholbi

Welcome to the second Journal of Moral Philosophy discussion here at PEA Soup. This is sure to be another insightful and productive discussion, this time on Preston Greene‘s absolutely fantastic paper “Value in Very Long Lives.” This paper is currently available in the “Advance Articles” section online at the Journal of Moral Philosophy. They have kindly provided free access to the paper, which can be viewed or downloaded here. Michael Cholbi has written a critical précis and commentary, which is included below. Please join the fun!

Michael Cholbi’s critical précis:

Longevity researcher Steven Austad has estimated that the average lifespan of “medically immortal” human beings —individuals invulnerable to aging, infectious disease, or endogenous diseases such as cancer but still vulnerable to death due to accidents, violence, etc. — would be just shy of 6,000 years. Should we welcome the prospect of medical immortality? Many actual human lives are no doubt made worse by death. For death often deprives us of goods that, had we lived longer, would have resulted in our lives being better overall. But some philosophers argue that it does not follow from the fact that many would benefit from living a bit longer that greatly extended lifespans would be better for us.

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Upcoming Journal of Moral Philosophy Discussion, April 21st: Preston Greene’s “Value in Very Long Lives,” with a critical précis by Michael Cholbi

We are excited to announce our second Journal of Moral Philosophy discussion, which will take place on Friday April 21st. We will be discussing Preston Greene’s paper “Value in Very Long Lives.” The Journal of Moral Philosophy made the paper available for free here until the end of the month. Michael Cholbi will provide a critical précis. Please join the discussion!

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Journal of Moral Philosophy Discussion at PEA Soup: Molly Gardner’s “On the Strength of the Reason Against Harming,” with a critical précis by Fiona Woollard

Welcome to what will surely be an incredibly interesting and productive discussion of Molly Gardner‘s excellent paper “On the Strength of the Reason Against Harming.” This paper was published in the first issue of this year’s Journal of Moral Philosophy. They have kindly provided free access to the paper, which can be viewed or downloaded here. Fiona Woollard has written a critical précis, which is included below. Please join today’s discussion!

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Upcoming Journal of Moral Philosophy Discussion, March 13th: Molly Gardner’s “On the Strength of the Reason Against Harming,” with a critical précis by Fiona Woollard

We are excited to announce our first Journal of Moral Philosophy discussion, which will take place on Monday March 13th. We will be discussing Molly Gardner‘s paper “On the Strength of the Reason Against Harming.” The Journal of Moral Philosophy made the paper available for free here until March 21st. Fiona Woollard will provide a critical précis. Please join the discussion!

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