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„To nie jest kraj dla starych ludzi…”. Dwie fenomenologie starzenia się: Cycero i Améry
“No Country for Old Men…”. Two Phenomenologies of Aging: Cicero and Améry

Author(s): Leszek Koczanowicz
Subject(s): Philosophy, Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: aging;anthropology;weakness;Cicero;Améry;

Summary/Abstract: The article discusses old age and the role played by that stage in life at the time of (post)modernity. In order to fully accentuate the specificity of (post)modernity the author of analysed three conceptions of old age. The first was depicted by Cicero and enables us to comprehend the idea of old age in Classical antiquity. The second, formulated by Jean Améry, allows us to interpret the manner in which old age is perceived in modern times. The third is an interpretation of old age in the Dutch bestseller: Little Happiness Experiments /The Secret Diary of Henrik Groen, 83 ¼ Years Old, which, in the opinion of Leszek Koczanowicz, provides insight into the way in which old age is understood in the postmodern era.

  • Issue Year: 326/2019
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 111-116
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Polish