The aesthetics of natural elderhood

Peter Whitehouse, Daniel George

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Elders have played a critical role in human evolution as keepers of stories and contributors to beauty in culture. In a fashion reflective of Gene Cohen's broadly integrative thinking about aging, we assert the importance of elders to the future of our species during this time of great social unrest and environmental challenges. A deeper ethics of aging is required which challenges simple scientific notions of aging as disease and decline and broadens the human dimension of wise elderhood.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)292-301
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Aging, Humanities, and the Arts
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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