Aging in an Aging Society - Critical Reflections - Iva Apostolova

Aging in an Aging Society - Critical Reflections - Iva Apostolova

2. The Other within Us: Reframing, with Spinoza, the Self’s Relationship to Disability and Aging

Aging in an Aging Society - Critical Reflections - Iva Apostolova

Iva Apostolova [+-]
Dominican University College
Iva Apostolova is Associate Professor at Dominican University College. Her main areas of research interest are analytic philosophy, epistemology, philosophy of mind with emphasis on memory, feminist thought, and ethics of care. She has published in Russell: The Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies, Feminist Philosophy Quarterly, and has authored with Donal O’Reardon Essentials of Critical Thinking: An Introduction to Critical Thinking
Elaina Gauthier-Mamaril [+-]
University of Aberdeen (PhD candidate)
Elaina Gauthier-Mamaril is a PhD candidate at the School of Divinity, History, and Philosophy at University of Aberdeen. Her main research focus is on Baruch Spinoza's philosophy with emphasis on his political thought.

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“The Other within Us: Reframing, with Spinoza, the Self’s Relationship to Disability and Aging” by Iva Apostolova and Élaina Gauthier-Mamaril adapts the philosopher Baruch Spinoza's anti-dualist theory of the conatus to the question of aging. The authors argue that since we always conceptualise ourselves in relation with others, the cultivation of compassion is a moral attitude that asks from each of us an effort to negotiate between our own interests and those of others.

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Apostolova, Iva; Gauthier-Mamaril , Elaina. 2. The Other within Us: Reframing, with Spinoza, the Self’s Relationship to Disability and Aging. Aging in an Aging Society - Critical Reflections. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 41-61 Oct 2019. ISBN 9781781796900. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=34475. Date accessed: 09 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.34475. Oct 2019

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