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Ending Midlife BiasNew Values for Old Age$
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Nancy S. Jecker

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780190949075

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190949075.001.0001

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The Coming of Age of Old Age

The Coming of Age of Old Age

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Ending Midlife Bias

Nancy S. Jecker

Oxford University Press

Chapter 12 takes stock of the book’s central arguments and findings about the life stage relativity of values; midlife bias; human dignity; age group justice principles of capability sufficiency, relational equality, and reparations; narrative identity values of integrity, fairness, and prudence; geriatric and pediatric bioethics; ageism; fair subject selection; age-based rationing of life-saving medical care; mandatory retirement; duties to the dying, newly dead, and long gone; rational suicide; meeting the need for long-term care through family caregiving, migrant caregivers, and robotic caregivers (carebots); designing AI and sociable robots for older adults; duties to future people; and the prospects for future population aging. To remain relevant in aged societies, moral philosophers must tackle these concerns, end midlife bias, and contribute an account of the moral life that makes sense to people at each stage of life.

Keywords:   population aging, human dignity, age group justice, narrative identity, ageism, pediatric bioethics, age-based rationing, family caregiving, migrant caregiver, sociable robot

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