Becoming Oneself. On the Individuality of Aging

  • Thomas RentschEmail author
Part of the International Perspectives on Aging book series (Int. Perspect. Aging, volume 25)


This chapter focuses on the individuality of aging. From the perspective of an anthropology of human life as a whole, it interprets aging as a radicalization of the human condition. In this perspective, the radical individuation of the self in the process of growing old comes to the fore. To age means to become oneself in finite, unrepeatable life situations.


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  1. 1.Technical University of DresdenDresdenGermany

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