William L. Randall,Elizabeth McKim's Reading Our Lives: The Poetics of Growing Old PDF

By William L. Randall,Elizabeth McKim

ISBN-10: 0195306872

ISBN-13: 9780195306873

opposed to the history of Socrates' perception that the unexamined existence isn't worthy residing, Reading Our Lives: The Poetics of turning out to be Old investigates the customarily neglected inside of dimensions of getting older. regardless of renowned portrayals of mid- and later existence as entailing inevitable decline, this e-book seems to be at getting older as, in all probability, a technique of poiesis: an artistic pastime of fashioning that means from the ever-accumulating texts - thoughts and reflections-that represent our internal worlds. At its heart is the conviction that even if we're always analyzing our lives to some extent besides, doing so in a aware subject is important to our improvement within the moment half lifestyles.
Drawing on study in different disciplines suffering from the so-called narrative flip - together with cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and the psychology of getting older - authors Randall and McKim articulate a imaginative and prescient of getting older that grants to house such commonplace recommendations as knowledge and spirituality: one who is familiar with getting older as an issue no longer simply of having outdated yet of consciously transforming into old.

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