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By Jan Baars

ISBN-10: 1421406462

ISBN-13: 9781421406466

During this deeply thought of meditation on getting older in Western tradition, Jan Baars argues that, in today’s global, residing longer doesn't inevitably suggest dwelling larger. He contends that there was an total lack of recognize for getting older, to the purpose that knowing and “dealing with” getting older humans has develop into a strategy curious about the decline of strength and the improvement of affliction instead of at the accumulation of knowledge and the production of latest abilities. To make his case, Baars takes the reader on a survey of up to date theories of getting older, confronting them with their philosophical foundations. He attracts at the works of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Cicero, in addition to on such modern philosophers as Husserl, Heidegger, Habermas, and Foucault. getting older and the artwork of residing indicates how humans within the classical period—less capable of keep an eye on future health hazards—had a more robust experience of the provisional nature of residing, which ended in a philosophical and spiritual emphasis on cultivating the artwork of dwelling and the assumption of knowledge. this isn't to assert that smooth society’s checks of getting older are insignificant, yet they do have to stability an emphasis at the measuring of age with the idea that of "living in time." Gerontologists, philosophers, and scholars will locate Baars' dialogue to be a robust, perceptive conversation-starter.

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