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Title Aging and human nature : perspectives from philosophical, theological, and historical anthropology / edited by Mark Schweda, Michael Coors, Claudia Bozzaro
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2020
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Descript 1 online resource (viii, 287 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Series International perspectives on aging, 2197-5841 ; volume 25
International perspectives on aging ; volume 25
Note Introduction -- Part I. Ageing and the Human Condition -- Chapter 1. The Individuality of Ageing(Thomas Rentsch) -- Chapter 2. The Potentiality of Ageing (Andreas Kruse) -- Chapter 3. Dependence and Passivity in Ageing (Heinz Ruegger) -- Part II. Ageing, Body, and Space -- Chapter 4. The Ageing Body as Lived History (Wim Dekkers) -- Chapter 5. Ageing and Vulnerability (Samia Hurst) -- Chapter 6. The Gendered Body and the Experience of Ageing (Maren Wehrle) -- Chapter 7. Capturing Space and (Dis-)Embodied Age (Christina Schues) -- Part III. Ageing and Time -- Chapter 8. Ageing, Time, and Temporality (Jan Baars) -- Chpater 9. Ageing and the Life Course (Mark Schweda) -- Chapter 10. The Paradox of Human Finitude (Christine Overall) -- Chapter 11. Ageing and Narrativity (Michael Coors) -- Part IV. Ageing in Relations -- Chapter 12. Responsible Ageing and the Ethics of Responsiveness (Frits de Lange) -- Chapter 13. Ageing and Care (Hartmut Remmers) -- Chapter 14. Ageing and Generationality from the Perspective of Historical Anthropology (Jorg Zirfas) -- Part V. Anthropological Views of Ageing in Contemporary Discourses and Practices -- Chapter 15. The Meaning of Ageing: Redemption or Liberation? (Ronald Manheimer) -- Chapter 16. Ageing in Dignity (Ralf Stoecker, Bielefeld) -- Chapter 17. The (Implicit) Anthropology of Bioethics Is Ageist - How Can We Change It? (Soren Holm) -- Chapter 18. Spirituality and Transcendence in Old Age (Ralph Kunz)
This book focuses on ageing as a topic of philosophical, theological, and historical anthropology. It provides a systematic inventory of fundamental theoretical questions and assumptions involved in the discussion of ageing and old age. What does it mean for human beings to grow old and become more vulnerable and dependent? How can we understand the manifestations of ageing and old age in the human body? How should we interpret the processes of change in the temporal course of a human life? What impact does old age have on the social dimensions of human existence? In order to tackle these questions, the volume brings together internationally distinguished scholars from the fields of philosophy, theology, cultural studies, social gerontology, and ageing studies. The collection of their original articles makes a twofold contribution to contemporary academic discourse. On one hand, it helps to clarify and deepen our understanding of ageing and old age by examining it from the fundamental point of view of philosophical, theological, and historical anthropology. At the same time, it also enhances and expands the discourses of philosophical, theological, and historical anthro­pology by systematically taking into account that human beings are essentially ageing creatures
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Aging -- Social aspects
Aging -- Psychological aspects
Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinary
Philosophy of Man
Social Aspects of Religion
Alt Author Schweda, Mark, editor
Coors, Michael, editor
Bozzaro, Claudia, editor
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