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Ageing, insight and wisdom: Meaning and practice across the lifecourse

Ricca Edmondson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781847425935
eISBN:
9781447311737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847425935.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Life-course meaning and insight remain stubbornly significant for (older) people: it is damaging to inhabit societies that believe existence loses meaning after paid employment ceases. This view ... More


Languages for life-course meanings

Ricca Edmondson

in Ageing, insight and wisdom: Meaning and practice across the lifecourse

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781847425935
eISBN:
9781447311737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847425935.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Chapter 4 interrogates the notion of wisdom, reviewing work by psychologists and others, including the type of deliberation Aristotle associates with wisdom. He sees it as characteristic of human ... More


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