Imagining Good Aging

  • Frits de Lange
Part of the Ethics and Health Policy book series (EHP, volume 1)


Good aging seems to be a contradictio in terminis. Is old age not the lesser part of life, a final phase of loss and inevitably decay? Is it not made bearable only with a whiff of humour à la Maurice Chevalier , who said: “Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative”? The combination ‘good aging ’ seems to reveal a cynical ethical attitude: Good aging is not a subject for ethics.


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  1. 1.Protestant Theological UniversityGroningenThe Netherlands

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