Archive for February, 2010

ARTICLES on Spinoza by Margaret Gullan-Whur

February 25, 2010

See the full list of Margaret Gullan-Whur’s articles on Spinoza, and find a link to my Ph.D. thesis. 

These articles on Spinoza and his philosophy get multiple hits but I can tell from the search terms that people don’t always get answers. e.g. ‘What did Spinoza think of Jesus? ‘ Please use the comment boxes including an email address and I will try to answer you.  You will also prompt me to upload more articles and blogs.   

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The longevity revolution of the past half-century

February 23, 2010

How the age-shift developed in Britain 1951-2008.

View pie charts showing the UK population by age group, using data from the Census reports of 1951, 2001 and 2008.

The advanced nations where growing old is changing

February 23, 2010

See the group-order of rich-world life expectancy at the age of 60 (both sexes) due to high distribution of  GDP per capita.

20 REASONS YOU WON’T GROW OLD LIKE THlS: HOW AGEING IS CHANGING IN THE 21ST CENTURY by Margaret Gullan-Whur

February 5, 2010

20 Reasons – a report on how the generation that defied society in the 1960s is shattering stale images of ageing.  An eye-opener for people in their forties who are already sensitive to ageism and gloomy about the idea of working on to  seventy.   A stimulating read for age-defying 50-60-pluses who still see being old as their own aged parents’ thing, not their own.  A wake-up call for policymakers, health-care professionals and manufacturers who plan on treating the old of the future as more of the same, with the same old attitudes and needs.

Start reading online  …  the jacket note, Chapter Content list, what people who read the first draft had to say, and the INTRODUCTION