What can we learn about ourselves and our world by exploring the past, present, and future of aging in humans? How has aging been understood and experienced by women, by men, by the poor, by the wealthy, by the sick, and by the healthy, in different eras and in different cultures? What can insights drawn from a variety of sources in the sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities offer to guide us in understanding the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead? This seminar course will include weekly readings, journal writing, short lectures, and group discussions. LIMITED REGISTRATION: 25.

 

Thomas Hodgson holds a M.A. from Yale University in Philosophy. He is the current Assistant Squash Coach at Williams College. Career highlights include: Instructor in Philosophy, Newman Teaching Foundation, Chair, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies: Phillips (Andover) Academy. Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy: Williams College. Director of B.A.S.K. interdisciplinary studies program in Kunming, China.

Suggested reading: The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America by AI-Jen Poo.




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