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    Hyung Wook Park (2008). Edmund Vincent Cowdry and the Making of Gerontology as a Multidisciplinary Scientific Field in the United States. Journal of the History of Biology 41 (3):529 - 572.
    The Canadian-American biologist Edmund Vincent Cowdry played an important role in the birth and development of the science of aging, gerontology. In particular, he contributed to the growth of gerontology as a multidisciplinary scientific field in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s. With the support of the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation, he organized the first scientific conference on aging at Woods Hole, Massachusetts, where scientists from various fields gathered to discuss aging as a scientific research topic. (...)
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    Hyung Wook Park (2013). Senescence, Growth, and Gerontology in the United States. Journal of the History of Biology 46 (4):631-667.
    This paper discusses how growth and aging became interrelated phenomena with the creation of gerontology in the United States. I first show that the relation of growth to senescence, which had hardly attracted scientific attention before the twentieth century, started to be investigated by several experimental scientists around the 1900s. Subsequently, research on the connection between the two phenomena entered a new domain through the birth of gerontology as a scientific field comprised of various disciplines, many of which (...)
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  3. Patrick L. Mckee (1982). Philosophical Foundations of Gerontology. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
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    John K. Davis (2004). The Prolongevists Speak Up: The Life-Extension Ethics Session at the 10th Annual Congress of the International Association of Biomedical Gerontology. American Journal of Bioethics 4 (4):W6-W8.
    Life-extension was the focus for the 10th annual Congress of the International Association of Biomedical Gerontology, held last September at Cambridge University. This scientific convention included a panel of several bioethicists, including Art Caplan, John Harris, and others. The presentations on the ethics of life-extension are reviewed here.
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    Petria M. Theron (2013). Practical Theologians' Calling to Serve in the Field of Gerontology. Hts Theological Studies 69 (2):01-07.
    The South African demographic statistics echo the global trend of an ageing population. This fact poses challenges to the country's labour supply, to health care, retirement and intergenerational relations. The elderly are faced with specific challenges such as negative views regarding older people, discrimination and prejudice based on age, changing roles, the loss of a support system when children emigrate, financial problems, abuse and neglect, emotions of fear and depression, and the struggle to find meaning in life and suffering. The (...)
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  6. Bill Bytheway (2002). Positioning Gerontology. In Lars Andersson (ed.), Cultural Gerontology. Greenwood Publishing Group 59.
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  7. T. R. Cole (2002). On the Possibilities of Spirituality and Religious Humanism in Gerontology or Reflections of One Aging American Cultural Historian. In Lars Andersson (ed.), Cultural Gerontology. Greenwood Publishing Group 25--44.
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    Suresh I. S. Rattan (1985). Problems and Paradigms: Beyond the Present Crisis in Gerontology. Bioessays 2 (5):226-228.
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    Fernando Suárez Müller (2008). On Futuristic Gerontology. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 21 (2):225-239.
    This article is an ethical evaluation of the SENS bio-engineering program of Aubrey de Grey. After a general introduction, section 2 is a refutation of the claim that not to cure aging is immoral. It analyses the conceptual identification made by de Grey between “aging” and “disease.” This identification has important moral implications. It is argued that from a physiological standpoint the identification makes sense but from an evolutionary point of view it is highly questionable. Section 3 is a refutation (...)
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    Fernando Suárez Müller (2007). On Futuristic Gerontology: A Philosophical Evaluation of Aubrey de Grey's SENS Project. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 21 (2):225-239.
    This article is an ethical evaluation of the SENS bio-engineering program of Aubrey de Grey. After a general introduction, section 2 is a refutation of the claim that not to cure aging is immoral. It analyses the conceptual identification made by de Grey between “aging” and “disease.” This identification has important moral implications. It is argued that from a physiological standpoint the identification makes sense but from an evolutionary point of view it is highly questionable. Section 3 is a refutation (...)
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    Jos Uffink (2013). Time and Aging: A Physicists Look at Gerontology. Mind and Matter 11 (1):101-126.
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    S. L. Molony (2008). Book Review: Baars J, Dannefer D, Phillipson C, Walker A Eds. 2006: Aging, Globalization and Inequality: The New Gerontology. Amityville, NY: Baywood Publishing. 300 Pp. USD60.00 . ISBN: 0 89503 358 5. [REVIEW] Nursing Ethics 15 (5):703-704.
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    Heta Kauppinen (1988). Old Age, Painting, and Gerontology. Journal of Aesthetic Education 22 (2):87.
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    Joseph L. Esposito (1983). Conceptual Problems in Theoretical Gerontology. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 26 (4):522-546.
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  15. George A. Sacher (1982). Evolutionary Theory in Gerontology. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 25 (3):339-353.
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    Sheila L. Molony (2008). Book Review: Baars J, Dannefer D, Phillipson C, Walker A Eds. 2006: Aging, Globalization and Inequality: The New Gerontology. Amityville, NY: Baywood Publishing. 300 Pp. USD60. 00 (HB). ISBN: 0 89503 358 5. [REVIEW] Nursing Ethics 15 (5):703-704.
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  17. A. De Grey (1999). Popular Gerontology Comes of Age By Kirkwood TBL. Weidenfeld and Nicolson. Bioessays 21:802-803.
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  18. Aubrey de Grey (1999). Popular Gerontology Comes of Age. Bioessays 21 (9):802-803.
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  19. S. Horrobin (forthcoming). A Critical Survey of the Bioethical Components of the International Association of Biomedical Gerontology 10th Congress, September 2003. Bioethics.
     
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  20. Gordon J. Lithgow (1996). Invertebrate Gerontology: The Age Mutations ofCaenorhabditis Elegans. Bioessays 18 (10):809-815.
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  21. Patrick Rabbitt (2008). A Life in Grey Areas: Cognitive Gerontology From 1950 to 2007. In Pat Rabbitt (ed.), Inside Psychology: A Science Over 50 Years. OUP Oxford
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  22. David J. Rothman (1997). Crossing Frontiers: Gerontology Emerges as a ScienceAndrew W. Achenbaum. Isis 88 (2):371-372.
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  23. Ap Russell (1986). Automobile Gerontology. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 29 (3):407-412.
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    John Albert Vincent (2009). Ageing, Anti-Ageing, and Anti-Anti-Ageing: Who Are the Progressives in the Debate on the Future of Human Biological Ageing? [REVIEW] Medicine Studies 1 (3):197-208.
    This paper provides both an overview of and a personal perspective on the field of ‘anti-ageing’. In the late 20th century, progress in the science of ageing re-invigorated activity designed to avoid biological ageing. For some the objective was to abolish the need to die of old age. This anti-ageing movement includes a diverse range of people: hard scientists working in well-funded and established university laboratories, slick corporate-marketing executives and new-age entrepreneurs selling herbal elixirs. The movement has attracted anti-anti-ageing critical (...)
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    John E. Dahlberg & Christian C. Mahler (2006). The Poehlman Case: Running Away From the Truth. [REVIEW] Science and Engineering Ethics 12 (1):157-173.
    Eric T. Poehlman, Ph.D., was an internationally recognized, tenured professor at the University of Vermont (UVM) in Burlington when, in October 2000, a junior member of Poehlman’s laboratory became convinced that he had altered data from a study on aging volunteers from the Burlington area. This suspicion developed into one of the most significant cases of scientific misconduct in the history of the US Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Research Integrity (ORI), launching a US Department of (...)
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    Georg Fuellen, Melanie Börries, Hauke Busch, Aubrey de Grey, Udo Hahn, Thomas Hiller, Andreas Hoeflich, Ludger Jansen, Georges E. Janssens, Christoph Kaleta, Anne C. Meinema, Sascha Schäuble, Paul N. Schofield, Barry Smith & Daniel Wuttke (2013). In-Silico-Approaches and the Role of Ontologies in Aging Research. Rejuvenation Research 16 (6):540-546.
    The 2013 Rostock Symposium on Systems Biology and Bioinformatics in Aging Research was again dedicated to dissecting the aging process using in silico means. A particular focus was on ontologies, as these are a key technology to systematically integrate heterogeneous information about the aging process. Related topics were databases and data integration. Other talks tackled modeling issues and applications, the latter including talks focussed on marker development and cellular stress as well as on diseases, in particular on diseases of kidney (...)
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    Audrey L. Anton (2012). Respecting One's Elders: In Search of an Ontological Explanation for the Asymmetry Between the Proper Treatment of Dependent Adults and Children. Philosophical Papers 41 (3):397-419.
    Abstract The infantilization of older adults seems morally deplorable whereas very young children are appropriate recipients of such treatment. Children, we argue, are not mentally capable of acting autonomously and reasoning clearly. However, we have difficulty reconciling this justification with the fact that many of the elders whom we respect are mentally deficient in those very same ways. In this paper, I try to make sense of this asymmetry between our justifications for infantilizing the young and our conviction that our (...)
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    Mitzi G. Mitchell (2007). Gadamer?S ?Apologia for the Art of Healing?: An Application to Gerontological Nursing Practice. Nursing Philosophy 8 (2):128-132.
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    Brian Findsen (2007). Freirean Philosophy and Pedagogy in the Adult Education Context: The Case of Older Adults’ Learning. Studies in Philosophy and Education 26 (6):545-559.
  30. Raymond Tallis & Royal College of Physicians of London (1998). Increasing Longevity Medical, Social and Political Implications.
     
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    Raymond C. Tallis (2004). Why the Mind Is Not a Computer: A Pocket Lexicon of Neuromythology. Thorverton UK: Imprint Academic.
    Taking a series of key words such as calculation, language, information and memory, Professor Tallis shows how their misuse has lured a whole generation into...
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    Sophia Efstathiou (2016). Is It Possible to Give Scientific Solutions to Grand Challenges? On the Idea of Grand Challenges for Life Science Research. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 56:46-61.
    This paper argues that challenges that are grand in scope such as "lifelong health and wellbeing", "climate action", or "food security" cannot be addressed through scientific research only. Indeed scientific research could inhibit addressing such challenges if scientific analysis constrains the multiple possible understandings of these challenges into already available scientific categories and concepts without translating between these and everyday concerns. This argument builds on work in philosophy of science and race to postulate a process through which non-scientific notions become (...)
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    Stephen Katz & Barbara L. Marshall (2004). Is the Functional 'Normal'? Aging, Sexuality and the Bio-Marking of Successful Living. History of the Human Sciences 17 (1):53-75.
    This article raises the question of ‘normality’ today and the fracturing of health ideals along new lines of enablement and function. In particular the study asks if ‘functional’ and ‘dysfunctional’ are displacing ‘normal’ and ‘pathological’ as master biopolitical binarisms, and if so, what distinctions can be drawn between them. The discourse of ‘function’ and ‘dysfunction’ is certainly ubiquitous in two areas of research and practice: gerontology and sexology. In the former case ‘functional health’ is linked to successful aging represented (...)
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    Owe Ronstrom (2002). The Making of Older. In Lars Andersson (ed.), Cultural Gerontology. Greenwood Publishing Group 129.
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  35. Jean Amery (1994). On Aging: Revolt and Resignation. Indiana University Press.
    "... if Améry’s pessimism disparages life, his humanism reaffirms it. By trying to make sense of our existence, Améry reminds us of why human life is precious." —Alan Wolfe, The New Republic "The pessimistic tone of this book is provocative and should interest students and faculty involved with issues of aging." —Choice "The writing challenges and searches, trying to cut beneath conventional language and expectations, seeking to delineate qualities of lived experience in their most essential dimensions." —Contemporary Gerontology Five (...)
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    Paolo Palladino (2011). Miranda's Story: Molecules, Populations and the Mortal Organism. History of the Human Sciences 24 (5):0952695111415935.
    Biomedicine is today transforming the human condition, but how such transformation is to be understood is a matter of debate. I seek to contribute to the debate by focusing on recent developments within a relatively novel subfield of gerontology which is engaged in the bio-molecular and bio-demographic characterization of the processes associated with the development of the organism from birth to death. I argue that these developments aid understanding of the conceptual difficulties confronting neo-Darwinian biological thought and poststructuralist social (...)
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    Zachary Davis (2009). Aging and Social Justice. Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry 4 (10):46-54.
    In this paper, I provide a phenomenological account of aging and show how this account can address forms of age discrimination and injustice. Such an account is becoming increasingly critical as the welfare state attempts to adjust to the aging populations of the post-industrial countries. My primary focus is the relation between aging and time. Part 1 of this study describes how time consciousness is transformed by the experience of aging, demonstrating the unique and heterogeneous quality of one's life time. (...)
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    Svein Olav Daatland (2002). Time to Pay Back? Is. In Lars Andersson (ed.), Cultural Gerontology. Greenwood Publishing Group
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    Thomas A. Long (1986). Narrative Unity and Clinical Judgment. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 7 (1).
    Alasdair MacIntyre's recent thinking both about the concept of a practice and the existence of narrative unity in human life raises important questions about how we should view clinical medicine today. Is it possible for clinical medicine to pursue patient well-being in a society (allegedly) afflicted with what he calls modernity? Here it is argued that MacIntyre's pessimistic view of the individual in contemporary society makes his call for patient autonomy in the clinical setting pointless. Finally, recent work in (...) is cited to make three points: first, MacIntyre's pessimism about us is too extreme; second, the concept of a fictionalized personal history is closer to reality than either MacIntyre's notion of narrative unity or the ideas of his imagined opponent (Sartre); and finally, we should not expect clinical medicine to produce patient well-being, when this is understood narratively. (shrink)
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    Marja Saarenheimo (2002). Body Memories. In Lars Andersson (ed.), Cultural Gerontology. Greenwood Publishing Group 161.
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    Andrew Blaikie (2002). The Secret World Of. In Lars Andersson (ed.), Cultural Gerontology. Greenwood Publishing Group 95.
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    Thomas R. Cole (2002). Spirituality And. In Lars Andersson (ed.), Cultural Gerontology. Greenwood Publishing Group 25.
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  43. Sara Arber, Kim Perren & Kate Davidson (2002). Involvement in Social. In Lars Andersson (ed.), Cultural Gerontology. Greenwood Publishing Group 77.
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  44. Chris Gilleard (2002). Women Aging And. In Lars Andersson (ed.), Cultural Gerontology. Greenwood Publishing Group 139.
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  45. Stephen G. Post (ed.) (2007). Altruism and Health: Perspectives From Empirical Research. Oxford University Press Usa.
    We're all quite familiar with the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, who was miserable in his selfishness, but later became happy when he began helping others. Ebenezer's story is compelling, but is it true that helping others is good for the giver? Although numerous studies have demonstrated that people experience health benefits when treated kindly and compassionately, do those who provide love to others also experience health benefits? In other words, is it at least as good to give as to receive? (...)
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  46. Jaber F. Gubrium & James A. Holstein (2002). Going Concerns And. In Lars Andersson (ed.), Cultural Gerontology. Greenwood Publishing Group 191.
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  47. Haim Hazan (2002). Dis-Membered Bodies—Re-Membered Selves: The Discourse of the Institutionalized Old. In Lars Andersson (ed.), Cultural Gerontology. Greenwood Publishing Group 207--220.
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  48. Haim Hazan (2002). Preliminary Considerations. In Lars Andersson (ed.), Cultural Gerontology. Greenwood Publishing Group 207.
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  49. Adrian Tomer, Grafton T. Eliason & Paul T. P. Wong (eds.) (2007). Existential and Spiritual Issues in Death Attitudes. Psychology Press.
    _Existential and Spiritual Issues in Death Attitudes_ provides: an in-depth examination of death attitudes, existentialism, and spirituality and their relationships; a review of the major theoretical models; clinical applications of these models to issues such as infertility, bereavement, anxiety, and suicide; and an introduction to meaning management theory and how it can be applied to grief counseling. In this new volume, death is treated both as a threat to meaning and as an opportunity to create meaning. The first section introduces (...)
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  50. Julia Twigg (2002). The Bodywork of Care. In Lars Andersson (ed.), Cultural Gerontology. Greenwood Publishing Group 173.
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