[ExI] New book - Longevity Promotion: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Ilia Stambler ilia.stambler at gmail.com
Tue Aug 22 13:50:55 UTC 2017

Dear friends,

A new book has been published, entitled: *“Longevity Promotion:
Multidisciplinary Perspectives”* by Ilia Stambler, PhD

Thanks for your interest, reviews and spreading the word!





Links on the site



This book considers the multidisciplinary aspects of longevity promotion,
from the advocacy, historical, philosophical and scientific perspectives.
The first part on longevity advocacy includes examples of pro-longevity
campaigns, outreach materials, frequent debates and policy suggestions and
frameworks that may assist in the promotion of research and development for
healthy longevity. The second part on longevity history includes analyses
of the definition of life-extensionism as a social and intellectual
movement, the dialectics of reductionism vs. holism and the significance of
the concept of constancy in the history of life extension research, an
historical overview of evolutionary theories of aging, and a tribute to one
of the founding figures of modern longevity science. The third part on
longevity philosophy surveys the aspirations and supportive arguments for
increasing healthy longevity in the philosophical and religious traditions
of ancient Greece, India, the Middle East, in particular in Islam and
Judaism, and the Christian tradition. Finally, the fourth part on longevity
science includes brief discussions of some of the scientific issues in life
extension research, in particular regarding some potential interventions to
ameliorate degenerative aging, some methodological issues with diagnosing
and treating degenerative aging as a medical condition, the application of
information theory for aging and longevity research, some potential
physical means for life extension, and some resources for further
consideration. These discussions are in no way exhaustive, but are intended
to simulate additional interest, consultation and study of longevity
science and its social and cultural implications. It is hoped that this
book will contribute to broadening, diversifying and strengthening the
academic and public deliberation on the prospects of healthy life extension
for the entire population. The setting and careful consideration of a goal
may be seen as a first step toward its accomplishment.


Ilia Stambler, PhD

Outreach Coordinator. International Society on Aging and Disease - ISOAD

Chair. Israeli Longevity Alliance / International Longevity Alliance
(Israel) - ILA *http://www.longevityisrael.org/

Coordinator. Longevity for All http://www.longevityforall.org

Author. Longevity History. *A History of Life-Extensionism in the Twentieth
Century* http://longevityhistory.com

Email: ilia.stambler at gmail.com

Tel: 972-3-961-4296 / 0522-283-578

Rishon Lezion. Israel
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