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Published: 20 September 2007

362 Pages


ISBN: 9780199229932

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The Long Life

Helen Small

  • The first major study of old age in philosophy and literature since Beauvoir's The Coming of Age - essential reading for anyone interest in old age as a personal or public matter of interest
  • Exceptional range: from Plato through to contemporary theories of social justice and evolutionary science
  • Broadens the terrain of debate regarding the greying of society, beyond the familiar 'representations of old age' and the standard considerations of social policy
  • Moves well beyond the philosophical arguments and texts commonly studied by literary critics