Issues of Old Age in Philosophy Courses

Teaching Philosophy 22 (1):1-15 (1999)
As the percentage of U.S. citizenry over 65 years of age rises, people of old age will become increasingly present both in and out of the classroom. This paper recommends several methods for incorporating philosophical reflection about old age into several philosophy courses and various leading questions to help thematize how old age figures into philosophical texts. For an epistemology course, the author explores the question of epistemological authority and epistemological conflict . For an ethics course, the author explores one factual question and one normative question and relates both questions to the broader philosophical themes of human nature, the nature of activity or action, and what it means to live well. The author relates these questions to a number of philosophical texts and figures, including Hindu classics, Plato, Cicero, and Montaigne
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.5840/teachphil19992213
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 16,661
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Richard A. Jones (2009). Illuminating the Shadows. Teaching Philosophy 32 (2):113-125.
Paul B. Thompson (1997). Report of the Nabc Ad-Hoc Committee on Ethics. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 10 (2):105-125.
Edward Halper (2005). Freshman Seminar Film Courses. Teaching Philosophy 28 (4):351-365.

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

6 ( #336,406 of 1,726,249 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

2 ( #289,836 of 1,726,249 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

Start a new thread
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.