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Aging and Self-Realization : Cultural Narratives about Later Life, Paperback / softback Book

Aging and Self-Realization : Cultural Narratives about Later Life Paperback / softback

Part of the Aging Studies series


Dominant cultural narratives about later life dismiss the value senior citizens hold for society.

In this cultural-philosophical critique, Hanne Laceulle outlines counternarratives that acknowledge both potentials and vulnerabilities of later life.

She draws on the rich philosophical tradition of thought about self-realization and explores the significance of ethical concepts essential to the process of growing old, such as autonomy, authenticity, and virtue.

These counternarratives aim to support older individuals in their search for a meaningful age identity, while they make society recognize its senior members as valued participants and moral agents of their own lives.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Transcript Verlag
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social & political philosophy
  • ISBN: 9783837644227

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