Project Description

GEROTHEOLOGY 

This is an emerging project run by Dr Anna Abram, Dr Gillian Paterson and Mrs Jo Jacques, which successfully hosted a symposium exploring ‘The Theological and Spiritual Implications of Current Narratives of Ageing’ in March 2018. The day discussed theological and ethical questions that touch on ways of conceptualising human flourishing and asked what it means to be mortal. Such considerations are increasingly relevant as we come to understand the possibilities of technologies that can enhance human capabilities, increase longevity, and offer the possibility of ‘radical life extension’ and ‘post-human’ futures. In this context, it was asked what constitutes human well-being, and how researchers, government policy makers and public health professionals might pick their way through the possibilities that are on offer. To read more about the day, read our blog-post.

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