Tom Cole (University of Texas – Houston): “Jan Baars is the premier philosopher of aging, working in Europe and the United States today….Aging and the Art of Living is a deeply learned, broad-gauged, and closely argued book” Continue reading →
Professor of Interpretive Gerontology, at the University of Humanistic Studies in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Jan Baars is the author or many publications on aging, ranging from conceptual analysis to polemic criticism and more reflective existential perspectives. He has given Master classes at universities in Europe, the United States, New Zealand and South Africa. Continue reading →
In honor of his contributions to international social science, Jan Baars has been awarded Fellowship of the British Academy of Social Sciences. This honor, rarely awarded to scholars who are not British citizens, is conferred on scholars who are a leading figure in their field and who have already made a clear mark. The formal installation will take place in London during the next Academy General Meeting in July.
Ricca Edmonson (National University of Ireland) reviews Aging and the Art of Living in Ageing & Society: “This publication – which contains an endless wealth of spurs to thought and engagement – should initiate a long and important conversation in which we learn to treat and to experience ageing more critically, much more creatively and with greater enjoyment.” Download PDF
Acht jaar na het verschijnen van Het Nieuwe Ouder Worden ontdekken jonge ondernemers de economische kracht van de nieuwe ouderen. Maar deze kracht wordt beperkt tot hun consumptie. Een debat naar aanleiding van de Tegenlicht documentaire “Het Grijze Goud“ Lees verder →
Recognizing life’s finitude, honoring one’s own personal story, nurturing intergenerational relationships, and seeking to live wisely are among the important ingredients for living the art of aging. Simply raising these issues and helping the reader to understand their importance are reasons enough to encounter this intense yet highly intelligent book. Continue reading →
The Gerontological Society of America has distinguished Jan Baars with the 2013 Social Gerontology Theory Award. At the Annual Scientific Meeting of the GSA in New Orleans a symposium was organized on November 22nd 2013 to discuss his paper on ‘Aging, Autonomy and Justice. Beyond Independence’. During this symposium the Award was handed to Jan by the Chair of the Review Committee, Dr. Scott Bass (American University, Washington D.C.).
Psychologie Magazine interviewde veertien Nederlandse deskundigen over de 35 belangrijkste aandachtspunten voor een gezonder leven. Download PDF
Writing in 1874, the Swiss philosopher, poet, and critic Henri Amiel said “To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living” (Asch, 2003, 78). Nearly a century and a half later, Baars takes up this challenge in his deeply … Continue reading →