Towards a Hermeneutics on Ageing: Or What Gadamer Can Teach Us About Growing Old.


  • Lorraine Venturato Faculty of Nursing University of Calgary



ageing, hermeneutics


Ageing is one of life’s most pervasive shared experiences, and one that is imbued with social, cultural and bio-medical meaning. This paper begins a conversation on what hermeneutics, and in particular, the philosophical hermeneutics of Gadamer, can add to contemporary understandings of ageing.

Author Biography

Lorraine Venturato, Faculty of Nursing University of Calgary

Associate Professor

Faculty of Nursing Chair in Gerontology

Faculty of Nursing


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