Social Philosophy, Age and Aging


Jason L. Powell
Associate Dean of Faculty, Coventry University, UK

Series: Social Perspectives in the 21st Century
BISAC: SEL005000

This book attempts to unravel the fundamental assumptions of social philosophy and how its different concepts and theories make sense of human aging. The book explores how biomedical aging dominated thoughts on aging until social understandings from different disciplines came about that highlighted that aging could be understood in terms of social class, gender and ethnicity. A key debate in recent years has been the critical approach versus positive approach. The final two chapters of the book explore Foucauldian philosophy applied to instances of the aging process; whilst the final chapter advocates a focus on personhood and self-actualization. (Imprint: Novinka )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What is Social Philosophy and Age?

Chapter 2: The Development of Social Philosophies of Age and Aging

Chapter 3: Foucault, Age and Social Philosophy

Chapter 4: Time to Recognise Personhood and Social Philosophy: The Case of Age Identity?



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