Ageism in Philosophy*

Over the past few days, an ageist insult, “OK Boomer,” has circulated in philosophical contexts, including on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media. I haven’t written anything about ageism for a while, but hope to do so again soon, especially given the close association between and indeed mutually constitutive and reinforcing character of ableism and ageism.

In the meantime, however, I have compiled a list of links to items on ageism that includes my posts on ageism from Discrimination and Disadvantage, installments of Dialogues on Disability that discuss ageism and age, and a link to Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability in which, in one chapter, I discuss ageism, drawing on Christine Overall’s use (in the context of her work on ageism and the social construction of age) of my work on the social constitution of impairment.

https://philosophycommons.typepad.com/disability_and_disadvanta/2016/03/dialogues-on-disability-shelley-tremain-interviews-christine-overall.html

https://philosophycommons.typepad.com/disability_and_disadvanta/2016/03/how-age-based-stereotypes-affect-willingness-to-hire-job-candidates-article.html

https://philosophycommons.typepad.com/disability_and_disadvanta/2016/02/why-all-diversity-in-philosophy-initiatives-are-forward-directed-ageism-among-other-things.html

https://philosophycommons.typepad.com/disability_and_disadvanta/2016/11/backward-directed-diversity-initiatives-in-philosophy.html

https://philosophycommons.typepad.com/disability_and_disadvanta/2017/03/dialogues-on-disability-shelley-tremain-interviews-anne-darcy.html

https://www.press.umich.edu/8504605/foucault_and_feminist_philosophy_of_disability

*This post is warmly dedicated to Evan Simpson, one of my first philosophy professors and an avid reader of BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY, with whom, over the years, I have discussed ageism and its links to ableism, identity, and so on.

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