5. Aging and Aesthetic Responsibility
Aging in an Aging Society - Critical Reflections - Iva Apostolova
Elizabeth Lanphier [+]
Vanderbilt University (PhD candidate)
Elizabeth Lanphier is a PhD candidate in the philosophy department at Vanderbilt University, where she is also training with the Center for Biomedical Ethics in Clinical Ethics. She previously worked in international health and humanitarian aid, and she holds a Bachelor's Degree in Literature and History from New York University and a Master's Degree in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University.
“Aging and Aesthetic Responsibility” by Elizabeth Lanphier looks at the process of aging from the point of view of the representation of the aging body, especially the ageing female body, in mainstream visual arts. Lanphier seeks to establish that there is, in fact, an ethical responsibility to visually represent aged bodies, in particular, and scenes of aging, in general.