Life-extending Enhancements and the Narrative Approach to Personal Identity

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Various debates on the desirability and rationality of life-extending enhancements have been pursued under the presupposition that a generic psychological theory of personal identity is correct. I here discuss how the narrative approach to personal identity can contribute to these debates. In particular, I argue that two versions of the narrative approach offer good reasons to reject an argument against the rationality of (certain forms of) life-extending enhancements.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-225
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Medical Ethics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2018


  • enhancement
  • persons
  • quality/value Of life/personhood
  • relational narrative approach
  • self-constituting narrative approach


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