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Volume 2014, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 2218-7480
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Abstract

Questions about life and death have always engaged the human imagination. However, the question “Can we live forever?” has become prominent in the modern era with inventions in medical technology, such as the creation of artificial organs, the use of prostheses, and chemical contributions. The opportunities presented by the progress of medical technology have changed our understanding of life and death. How do these biotechnological developments affect our understanding of humanity? Are we turning into post-human beings? The author argues that subjects ranging from organ transplants, embryonic stem cell therapy, and genetic intervention to neurological treatments that change the chemical structure of the brain should be discussed not only on the practical level, but also at the metaphysical, religious, moral, and especially theoretical levels.

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