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Nurturing the Older Brain and Mind

Pamela M. Greenwood and Raja Parasuraman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017145
eISBN:
9780262301336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017145.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Although our physical abilities clearly decline as we age, cognitive decline in healthy old age is neither universal nor inevitable. This book shows that scientific research does not support the ... More


Gurus and Oracles: The Marketing of Information

Miklos Sarvary

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016940
eISBN:
9780262301176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016940.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

We live in an “Information Age” of overabundant data and lightning-fast transmission. Yet although information and knowledge represent key factors in most economic decisions, we often forget that ... More


Metal Homeostasis during Development, Maturation, and Aging: Impact on Infectious Diseases

Inga Wessels

in Trace Metals and Infectious Diseases

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029193
eISBN:
9780262327619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029193.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter provides a summary of the functions of essential metallic elements in human metabolism and during infectious diseases as well as their homeostasis during development, maturation, and ... More


Humanity's End: Why We Should Reject Radical Enhancement

Nicholas Agar

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014625
eISBN:
9780262289122
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014625.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Proposals to make us smarter than the greatest geniuses or to add thousands of years to our life spans seem fit only for the spam folder or trash can, yet these are what contemporary advocates of ... More


Pension Strategies in Europe and the United States

Robert Fenge, Georges de Menil, and Pierre Pestieau (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062725
eISBN:
9780262272575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062725.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This book discusses the demographic challenges facing pension systems in the United States and some developed countries in Europe. Factors affecting the challenges include the speed level of the ... More


The Beginnings of Courtly and Romantic Love

Irving Singer

in The Nature of Love: Plato to Luther

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262512725
eISBN:
9780262315111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262512725.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter concludes the volume by discussing the philosophy of love from antiquity into the Middle Ages. Troubadours of the twelfth century sang of an ideal love, and out of their poetry came the ... More


Our Present Condition

Irving Singer

in The Nature of Love: The Modern World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262512749
eISBN:
9780262315135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262512749.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the present condition and how the romance novels of today resemble the romances that captivated the attention of readers or listeners in the Hellenistic period, the Middle Ages, ... More


Conclusion The Search for Harmonization

Irving Singer

in The Nature of Love: The Modern World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262512749
eISBN:
9780262315135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262512749.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter concludes the book by determining how the systematic and historical approaches fit together. If we limit ourselves to bestowal, the great event in the history of thinking about love is ... More


Adapting to Long-Term Change

Yossi Sheffi

in The Power of Resilience: How the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029797
eISBN:
9780262330626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029797.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Long-term changes in the world such as demographic trends, climate change, and disruptive innovation create permanent shifts in patterns of supply or demand. Chapter 12 explores the nature and ... More


The Moral Case against Radical Life Extension

Nicholas Agar

in Truly Human Enhancement: A Philosophical Defense of Limits

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262026635
eISBN:
9780262318976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026635.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter uses Aubrey de Grey’s plan to end aging as an example of the radical enhancement of human life spans. I present the enterprise of radically extending human life spans as requiring an ... More


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