Aging and the Meaning of Time: A Multidisciplinary by Susan McFadden PhD, Robert Atchley PhD

By Susan McFadden PhD, Robert Atchley PhD

As we confront our personal mortality, we'd ask, ''What has my lengthy existence intended and the way have the years formed me?'' or ''How lengthy needs to I suffer?'' Such questions replicate time-consciousness, the focal point of this vintage volume.

The authors, from different disciplines in gerontology, act as publications within the exploration of the geographical regions of time in later existence and their meanings. As they learn how the research of time can provide new meanings to getting older, additionally they reflect on the non secular and religious questions raised while humans contemplate the temporal limitations of life.

This quantity honors Melvin Kimble's contributions to gerontology and represents a brand new course within the learn of faith, spirituality, and aging.

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But Erikson became dissatisfied with what he had written. He began to underline key sentences in The Life Cycle Completed in green (to save them), in red (to modify them), and in black (to delete them). Because he died before he completed the task, his wife and collaborator took up the revisions. Not merely extrapolating from her late husband's work, Joan Erikson added her own inimitable acumen and insights. In the process she invoked her own experiences, reorienting the thesis of the work, which was issued under the same title in 1997.

To paraphrase Humpty Dumpty, in Alice Through the Looking Glass, temporality means what people say it means—neither more nor less. Substantially, time and temporality are social constructions agreed to by those involved in similar situations; that is all they can be. Time is embedded in culture, it is part and parcel of social life, and is a principle component of how we think about the life course, not to mention the flow of history. A belief in progress has long been closely coupled with Judeo-Christian teleological traditions and to the Enlightenment's belief that life was getting better and better, day by day.

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