ETHICS OF AGE: YOUTH AND PROSPECTS OF IMMORTALITY

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The paper deals with increasing idealization and aesthetization of youthfulness in the 20-21 centuries. Juvenility has become one of the fundamental values of today causing the desire to stop the process of aging which leads to discrimination towards elderly people. Advancements in medicine and biological technologies urge society to believe that the project of life spans extension and immortality may be feasible in the near future. The consideration on such developments allow us to conclude that modern mankind faces a possible change of social reality through the modification of morality and the current set of values.


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S V Mikaelyan

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

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