The Otherness Within Us: Reframing, with Spinoza, the Self's Relationship to Disability and Aging

Elaina Gauthier-Mamaril, Iva Apostolova

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“The Other within Us: Reframing, with Spinoza, the Self’s Relationship with Ageing and Disability” 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 conceptualize 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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAging in an Aging Society
Subtitle of host publicationCritical Reflections
EditorsIva Apostolova, Monique Lanoix
PublisherEquinox Publishing Ltd
Pages41-64
ISBN (Print)978-1-78179-690-0
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2019

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