The Postmortal Condition: From the Biomedical Deconstruction of Death to the Extension of Longevity

@article{Lafontaine2009ThePC,
  title={The Postmortal Condition: From the Biomedical Deconstruction of Death to the Extension of Longevity},
  author={C{\'e}line Lafontaine},
  journal={Science as Culture},
  year={2009},
  volume={18},
  pages={297 - 312}
}
  • C. Lafontaine
  • Published 1 September 2009
  • Medicine
  • Science as Culture
Deferring death, addressing its causes, altering its boundaries, controlling all of its parameters and understanding its process in order to prolong life as long as possible or even surpass the temporal limits of human existence—such is the objective that the scientific and political authorities are pursuing so doggedly that health has become one of our societies' major concerns. Starting with the biomedical deconstruction of death, this article will look at the new technoscientific… 

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