Aging and the Art of Living by Jan Baars

By Jan Baars

During this deeply thought of meditation on getting older in Western tradition, Jan Baars argues that, in today’s international, residing longer doesn't unavoidably suggest residing larger. He contends that there was an total lack of appreciate for getting older, to the purpose that figuring out and “dealing with” getting older humans has turn into a technique concerned about the decline of capability and the development of ailment instead of at the accumulation of knowledge and the production of latest talents. 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 exhibits how humans within the classical period—less in a position to regulate well-being hazards—had a much better experience of the provisional nature of residing, which ended in a philosophical and non secular emphasis on cultivating the paintings of dwelling and the assumption of knowledge. this isn't to claim that sleek society’s checks of getting older are insignificant, yet they do have to stability an emphasis at the measuring of age with the concept that of "living in time." Gerontologists, philosophers, and scholars will locate Baars' dialogue to be a strong, perceptive conversation-starter.

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