Celebrate World Philosophy Day: ideas of philosophers helping Open Lifespan mentioned 6 philosophers (5 alive, 1 dead) whose works in 2018 helped me a lot to formulate questions, problems and answers concerning the philosophy of longevity. Today I add 4 more to the list who influenced me a lot since then and highlight the actual work I was engaging with. Happy to report that all of these 4 philosophers are alive and kicking and also that I made some sort of contact with all of them. After the name, there’s a highlighted philosophical entity (concept, argument …) which provided me with the biggest amount of intellectual fuel. Thank you philosophers!
Elizabeth F Cohen, argument for democracy content of different politically relevant temporalities (temporal boundaries).
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Martha Nussbaum, concept: capabilities, functionings and the problematic concept of ‘end of a human life of normal length’.
Open Lifespan Posts related to Martha Nussbaum’s work.
Jonathan Floyd, new theory of political philosophy and new foundational questions of political philosophy: normative behaviourism. Out of the 4 people mentioned here, Jonathan’s work influenced me the most as I was able to formulate 10s of Open Lifespan arguments as an extension on his normative behaviourist approach.
Open Lifespan Posts related to Jonathan Floyd.
Sridhar Venkatapuram, concept: health within the capabilities framework.
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