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Living with Dignity III: Prolonging Life, Denying Death, and Cosmetic Augmentation

Beryck Beyleveld and Roger Brownsword

in Human Dignity in Bioethics and Biolaw

Published in print July 1993 | ISBN: 9780198268260
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191683473 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268260.003.0011

Series: Human Dignity in Bioethics and Biolaw

Living with Dignity III: Prolonging Life, Denying Death, and Cosmetic Augmentation

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This chapter discusses interventions designed to prolong life and interventions designed to improve the quality of life. It distinguishes the aim of prolongation of one's own bodily existence and prolongation through the continued existence of succeeding generations and future persons. It also considers issues that arise concerning human dignity in relation to treatment of illness through cosmetic interventions.

Keywords: interventions; prolongation; human dignity; illness; cosmetic interventions

Chapter.  7034 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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