Philosophy of Gerontology from the Past to the Future in Japan


  • Ryo Takahashi Department of Health and Welfare Science, Faculty of Sports Science, Sendai University, Japan



Gerontology, as the study of aging, is not only an interdisciplinary and intra disciplinary study, but also an international and inter-professional study, to create awareness on the concept among people, throughout the globe. The philosophy of Gerontology is a practical philosophy to explore the nature of humanity itself and to practice learning. Gerontology is a science as well as human philosophy. That is to say, studies of practical application, seeking various ways of life that can help human beings live in peace and tranquility. When the scientific studies are approached globally in various languages and cultures, seeking the true meaning of life, people can be of one and the same ideal. Gerontology is also part of Science and Technology.


Gerontology; Philosophy; Bioethics; Education; QOL; Zen


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How to Cite

Takahashi, R. (2020). Philosophy of Gerontology from the Past to the Future in Japan. Journal of Geriatric Medicine, 2(1), 16–19.


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