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Richard Shusterman

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Richard Shusterman is an American pragmatist philosopher, currently the Dorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar in the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy at Florida Atlantic University, where he directs the Center for Body, Mind, and Culture. He is internationally known for his contributions to philosophical aesthetics and pragmatism.


Publications by Richard Shusterman (bibliography)

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Shusterman, Richard (2013): Somaesthetics. In: Soegaard, Mads and Dam, Rikke Friis (eds.). "The Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, 2nd Ed.". Aarhus, Denmark: The Interaction Design Foundation. Available online at

Somaesthetics Video 1: Introduction to Somaesthetics 1 (2014)

Somaesthetics Video 2: Ancient Culture (2014)

Somaesthetics Video 3: Linking Theory with Practice (2014)

Somaesthetics Video 4: Designing Interactive Products (2014)

Somaesthetics Video 5: Maximize Business Value by Applying Somaesthetics (2014)

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Shusterman, Richard (2012): Thinking through the Body: Essays in Somaesthetics. Cambridge University Press

This book provides a richly rewarding vision of the burgeoning interdisciplinary field of somaesthetics. Composed of fourteen wide-ranging but finely integrated essays by Richard Shusterman, the originator of the field, Thinking through the Body explains the philosophical foundations of somaesthetics and applies its insights to central issues in ethics, education, cultural politics, consciousness studies, sexuality, and the arts. Integrating Western philosophy, cognitive science, and somatic methodologies with classical Asian theories of body, mind, and action, these essays probe the nature of somatic existence and the role of body consciousness in knowledge, memory, and behavior. Deploying somaesthetic perspectives to analyze key aesthetic concepts (such as style and the sublime), he offers detailed studies of embodiment in drama, dance, architecture, and photography. The volume also includes somaesthetic exercises for the classroom and explores the ars erotica as an art of living.

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Shusterman, Richard (2009): Body Consciousness and Performance: Somaesthetics East and West. In The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 67 (2) pp. 133-145

The article presents an investigation into the philosophy of the human body, somatic awareness, and self-consciousness in both Western and Eastern systems. The author's definition of "somaesthetics" is given, establishing a framework of analyzing mind and body dynamics of awareness and sense of being. An overview of conceptions of the mind-body relationship in Taoism and Chinese thought as well as in classical Western philosophy. Additional discussion of the philosophy of body awareness is given in relation to theatrical performance and dramatic theory.

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Shusterman, Richard (2008): Body Consciousness: A Philosophy of Mindfulness and Somaesthetics. Cambridge University Press

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Shusterman, Richard (ed.) (2004): The Range of Pragmatism and the Limits of Philosophy (Metaphilosophy). Wiley-Blackwell

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Shusterman, Richard (2002): Surface and Depth: Dialectics of Criticism and Culture. Cornell University Press

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Shusterman, Richard (2000): Pragmatist Aesthetics: Living Beauty, Rethinking Art. Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc

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Shusterman, Richard (2000): Performing Live : Aesthetic Alternatives for the Ends of Art. Cornell University Press

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Shusterman, Richard (1996): Practicing Philosophy: Pragmatism and the Philosophical Life. Routledge

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