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Aging Thoughtfully

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The caption on the birthday card read, “We will now conjugate the verb old. I is old, you is old, we is all old.” Yes, we are all old. Let’s talk about it. What does it mean to be old in today’s society? How old is old? We like to think of ourselves as “young old,” but what does that really mean? Why are we so afraid of being “old, old?” We are living longer and longer. Many of us may live to be a hundred, or more. Is this changing how we look at aging? Join us in a conversation about aging. We will use as our jumping off point, Aging Thoughtfully: Conversations About Retirement, Romance, Wrinkles and Regret (Oxford University Press, 2017), by Martha Nussbaum and Saul Levmore, both professors at the University of Chicago. The book is structured as eight conversations between the two, with Nussbaum, the philosopher, focusing on ethics and emotions, and Levmore, the economist and lawyer, taking on more practical concerns. Together, they tackle the various aspects of growing old--from the nature of friendships and family relationships to the loss of physical and mental control. 

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Daryl Horn2.Michael Goodkind 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
7/12/2018 - 8/2/2018 Weekly - Thu 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Michael Goodkind  ; Daryl Horn  ClassRoom