5. The Ethics of 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.


“The Ethics of 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.

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Lanphier-Barone, Elizabeth. 5. The Ethics of Aging and Aesthetic Responsibility. Aging in an Aging Society - Critical Reflections. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Oct 2019. ISBN 9781781796900. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=34485. Date accessed: 24 Jun 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.34485. Oct 2019

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