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 global, dwelling longer doesn't unavoidably suggest dwelling larger. He contends that there was an total lack of recognize for getting older, to the purpose that figuring out and “dealing with” getting older humans has turn into a method fascinated about the decline of capability and the improvement of sickness 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 dwelling indicates how humans within the classical period—less in a position to regulate overall healthiness hazards—had a stronger feel of the provisional nature of residing, which ended in a philosophical and non secular emphasis on cultivating the artwork of dwelling and the assumption of knowledge. this isn't to assert 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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