The axiological face of the third century. Cover Image

Aksjologiczne oblicze trzeciego wieku
The axiological face of the third century.

Author(s): Michał Drożdż
Subject(s): Gerontology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Papieskiego Jana Pawła II w Krakowie
Keywords: axiology; sens of life; old people

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the article is to show some axiological aspects of old age. Axiological thinking, or thinking according to values, takes us into the areas of human responsibility for the value of life and responsibility for the richness of life experiences that constitute the life wisdom of older people. The second area of responsibility is caring for older people as witnesses of the past, who is a teacher of wisdom for the future. The third field of responsibility is concern for fidelity to tradition. Elderly people are irreplaceable in maintaining bonds between tradition and the future. The author of the article also shows the need to care for older people in their multiple life needs and civilization threats. The quality of life of older people and their place and role in the family and society are not only an indicator of the quality of social life and the level of social welfare, but above all are a meaningful sign of the quality of social respect for the values and dignity of older people. The author of the article also stresses the important role of education and knowledge acquisition offered to the elderly of Universities of the Third Age.

  • Issue Year: 10/2018
  • Issue No: 1 (18)
  • Page Range: 11-35
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: Polish