Polish gerontological literature includes a large collection of theory that tries to explain the mechanisms of aging. Scholars usually focus on presenting some selected theoretical conceptions in detail. That is why the author of this article makes an attempt to answer the question about the purpose of formulating theories of aging. Moreover, the article diagnoses the current condition of the theory development in gerontology, as well as the shortcomings of laying theoretical foundations for this scientific discipline.
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