Monday, April 26, 2010

Rej Research Paper on Tackling Aging

My latest paper entitled "Global Aging, Well-Ordered Science and Prospection" has been accepted for publication in the journal Rejuvenation Research. Here is the abstract:

Aristotle described the study of politics as an “architectonic” science that aspires to bring together insights from different fields of scientific inquiry to ensure that citizens have the opportunities to flourish. In order to meet the health and economic challenges of aging populations we must revive this Aristotelian vision of politics. Prioritizing biogerontology is a requirement of well-ordered science. But a number of cognitive limitations and biases impair our ability to perceive both the harms of the inborn aging process and the magnitude of the likely benefits of age retardation. Thus well-ordered science also requires us to address the social and cultural, and not merely scientific, obstacles that impede the aspiration to retard human aging.