The misleading simplicity of advance directives.

The question of what constitutes a dignified old age has always been a topic of philosophical enquiry. Already in the writings of the stoic philosophers we can find relevant contributions to an ethic of “successful” aging. Seneca, for instance, reflects upon the pleasures of old age in several of his famous “Letters to Lucilius” (Seneca, 1967). However, he… CONTINUE READING