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The challenges in human life extension between enhancement and agony

Singbo, Odilon Gbènoukpo; Gložinić, Terezija; ?artolovni, Anto


Odilon Gbènoukpo Singbo

Terezija Gložinić


© 2020 Strossmayer University of Osijek, Catholic Faculty of Theology in Djakovo. All rights reserved. The main aim of this paper is to present two different forms of human life extension. On the one hand there is dysthanasia, i.e. therapeutic persistence in the provision of life-sustaining measures to terminally ill patients, and on the other hand, transhumanism as a philosophical viewpoint which in its core strives towards unlimited extension of human life with the fundamental desire to eliminate disease, ageing and death. By putting them in correlation with the healthcare practice, the paper points to implications in clinical practice and draws attention to ethical and anthropological issues in connection with life extension.


Singbo, O. G., Gložinić, T., & Čartolovni, A. (2020). The challenges in human life extension between enhancement and agony. Diacovensia, 28(3), 341-360.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 8, 2020
Publication Date Sep 1, 2020
Deposit Date Jan 10, 2021
Publicly Available Date Jan 11, 2021
Journal Diacovensia
Print ISSN 1330-2655
Electronic ISSN 1849-014X
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 28
Issue 3
Pages 341-360
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