The Aging Body as Lived History. A Phenomenological Perspective

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


This chapter focuses on aging and the body. After a short introduction to the question of how we know that we are aging, it concentrates on a phenomenology of the aging body. I will discuss first-person experiences of the aging body, the relationship between the experience of pain, disability, and old age, and third-person experiences of the aging body, especially as it appears to others as “lived history.”


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  1. 1.Radboud UniversityNijmegenThe Netherlands

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