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.

*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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