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The Palgrave Handbook of the Philosophy of Aging.

Scarre, Geoffrey


Geoffrey Scarre


This comprehensive handbook presents the major philosophical perspectives on the nature, prospects, problems and social context of age and aging in an era of dramatically increasing life-expectancy. Drawing on the latest research in gerontology, medicine and the social sciences, its twenty-seven chapters examine our intuitions and common sense beliefs about the meaning of aging and explore topics such as the existential experience of old age, aging in different philosophical and religious traditions, the place of the elderly in contemporary society and the moral rights and responsibilities of the old. This book provides innovative and leading-edge research that will help to determine the parameters of the philosophy of aging for years to come.


Scarre, G. (2016). The Palgrave Handbook of the Philosophy of Aging. Palgrave Macmillan.

Book Type Authored Book
Online Publication Date Dec 21, 2016
Publication Date 2016-12
Deposit Date Sep 28, 2017
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN 9781137393555