The case for cryonics

  title={The case for cryonics},
  author={Ole Martin Moen},
  journal={Journal of Medical Ethics},
  pages={677 - 681}
  • Ole Martin Moen
  • Published 25 February 2015
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of Medical Ethics
Cryonics is the low temperature preservation of people who can no longer be sustained by contemporary medicine in the hope that future medicine will make it possible to revive them and restore their health. A speculative practice at the outer edge of science, cryonics is often viewed with suspicion. In this paper I defend two theses. I first argue that there is a small, yet non-negligible, chance that cryonics is technically feasible. I make the case for this by reference to what we know about… 
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