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    Body Consciousness: A Philosophy of Mindfulness and Somaesthetics.Richard Shusterman - 2008 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    Contemporary culture increasingly suffers from problems of attention, over-stimulation, and stress, and a variety of personal and social discontents generated by deceptive body images. This book argues that improved body consciousness can relieve these problems and enhance one's knowledge, performance, and pleasure. The body is our basic medium of perception and action, but focused attention to its feelings and movements has long been criticised as a damaging distraction that also ethically corrupts through self-absorption. In Body Consciousness, Richard Shusterman refutes such (...)
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    Philosophy and the art of writing.Richard Shusterman - 2022 - New York, NY: Routledge.
    Philosophy and literature enjoy a close, complex relationship. Elucidating the connections between these two fields, this book examines the ways philosophy deploys literary means to advance its practice, particularly as a way of life that extends beyond literary forms and words into physical deeds, nonlinguistic expression, and subjective moods and feelings.
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    Thinking through the body: essays in somaesthetics.Richard Shusterman - 2012 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    Thinking through the body: educating for the humanities -- The body as background -- Self-knowledge and its discontents: from Socrates to somaesthetics -- Muscle memory and the somaesthetic pathologies of everyday life -- Somaesthetics in the philosophy classroom: a practical approach -- Somaesthetics and the limits of aesthetics -- Somaesthetics and Burke's sublime -- Pragmatism and cultural politics: from textualism to somaesthetics -- Body consciousness and performance -- Somaesthetics and architecture: a critical option -- Photography as performative process -- Asian (...)
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  4. Pragmatist aesthetics: living beauty, rethinking art.Richard Shusterman - 1992 - Cambridge, USA: Blackwell.
    This much acclaimed book has emerged as neo-pragmatism's most significant contribution to contemporary aesthetics.
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    Postmodernism, or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism.Richard Shusterman - 1992 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 50 (3):254-257.
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    Performing Live: Aesthetic Alternatives for the Ends of Art.Richard Shusterman - 2000 - Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press.
    Current philosophies of art remain sadly dominated by visions of its end and lamentations of decline. Defining the very notions of art and the aesthetic as special products of Western modernity, they suggest that postmodern challenges to traditional high culture pose a devastating danger to Art's future. Richard Shusterman's new book cuts through the seductive confusions of these views by tracing the earthy roots of aesthetic experience and showing how the recent flourishing of aesthetic forms outside modernity's sacralized realm of (...)
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    Ars Erotica: Sex and Somaesthetics in the Classical Arts of Love.Richard Shusterman - 2021 - New York/Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    The term ars erotica refers to the styles and techniques of lovemaking with the honorific title of art. But in what sense are these practices artistic and how do they contribute to the aesthetics and ethics of self-cultivation in the art of living? In this book, Richard Shusterman offers a critical, comparative analysis of the erotic theories proposed by the most influential premodern cultural traditions that shaped our contemporary world. Beginning with ancient Greece, whose god of desiring love gave eroticism (...)
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    Pragmatist Aesthetics.Richard Shusterman - 1992 - Cambridge, USA: Wiley-Blackwell.
    Pragmatism is experiencing a powerful revival. But the new pragmatism has not yet expressed itself in a new aesthetic, and not since Dewey's Art as Experience has there been a comprehensive pragmatist treatment of this field. Shusterman's bold and lively book fills the gap by proposing a pragmatist aesthetics for our current postmodern condition. Pragmatist Aesthetics treats the traditionally central topics of aesthetics: the definition of art, aesthetic experience and value, form and unity, interpretation, and the cognitive and moral worth (...)
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    Pragmatist Aesthetics: Living Beauty, Rethinking Art.Richard Shusterman - 1992 - Cambridge, USA: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    This much acclaimed book has emerged as neo-pragmatism's most significant contribution to contemporary aesthetics. By articulating a deeply embodied notion of aesthetic experience and the art of living, and by providing a compellingly rigorous defense of popular art—crowned by a pioneer study of hip hop—Richard Shusterman reorients aesthetics towards a fresher, more relevant, and socially progressive agenda. The second edition contains an introduction where Shusterman responds to his critics, and it concludes with an added chapter that formulates his novel notion (...)
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  10. Pragmatist Aesthetics: Living Beauty, Rethinking Art.Richard SHUSTERMAN - 1992 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 29 (3):480-488.
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    Practicing Philosophy: Pragmatism and the Philosophical Life.Richard Shusterman - 1996 - New York: Routledge.
    Applying contemporary pragmatism to the crucial question of how philosophy can help us live better, Shusterman develops his distinctive aesthetic model of philosophical living that includes politics, somatics, and ethnicity, while critically engaging the rival views of Dewey, Wittgenstein, and Foucault, as well as Rorty, Putnam, Goodman, Habermas, and Cavell.
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    Practicing Philosophy: Pragmatism and the Philosophical Life.Richard Shusterman - 1996 - New York: Routledge.
    Applying contemporary pragmatism to the crucial question of how philosophy can help us live better, Shusterman develops his distinctive aesthetic model of philosophical living that includes politics, somatics, and ethnicity, while critically engaging the rival views of Dewey, Wittgenstein, and Foucault, as well as Rorty, Putnam, Goodman, Habermas, and Cavell.
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    Surface and depth: dialectics of criticism and culture.Richard Shusterman - 2002 - Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
    If aesthetics is both surface and depth, impassioned immediacy yet also critical distance of judgment, how can this doubleness be held together in one ...
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    Somaesthetics: A disciplinary proposal.Richard Shusterman - 1999 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 57 (3):299-313.
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    Performing live: aesthetic alternatives for the ends of art.Richard Shusterman - 2000 - Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press.
    The end of aesthetic experience -- Don't believe the hype -- The fine art of rap -- Affect and authenticity in country musicals -- The urban aesthetics of absence : pragmatist reflections in Berlin -- Beneath interpretation -- Somaesthetics and the body/media issue -- The somatic turn : care of the body in contemporary culture -- Multiculturalism and the art of living -- Genius and the paradox of self-styling.
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    The Interpretive turn: philosophy, science, culture.David R. Hiley, James Bohman & Richard Shusterman (eds.) - 1991 - Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
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  17. The end of aesthetic experience.Richard Shusterman - 1997 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 55 (1):29-41.
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    Body Consciousness and Performance: Somaesthetics East and West.Richard Shusterman - 2009 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 67 (2):133-145.
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    Pragmatism and East-Asian Thought.Richard Shusterman - 2004 - Metaphilosophy 35 (1-2):13-43.
    After noting some conditions of historical and contemporary context that favor a dialogue between pragmatism and East‐Asian thought, which could help generate a new international philosophical perspective, this essay focuses on several themes that pragmatism shares with classical Chinese philosophy. Among the interrelated themes explored are the primacy of practice, the emphasis on pluralism, context, and flux, a recognition of fallibilism, an appreciation of the powers of art for individual, social, and political reconstruction, the pursuit of perfectionist self‐cultivation in the (...)
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    Pragmatism and Liberalism between Dewey and Rorty.Richard Shusterman - 1994 - Political Theory 22 (3):391-413.
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    Aesthetic experience: From analysis to Eros.Richard Shusterman - 2006 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 64 (2):217–229.
    Richard Shusterman; Aesthetic Experience: From Analysis to Eros, The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Volume 64, Issue 2, 18 April 2005, Pages 217–229.
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    Ambiguity of Aesthetic Value.Richard Shusterman - 2023 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 81 (1):101-102.
    Rather than denoting a natural kind independent of changing human interests and cultural discourse, aesthetic value, as I understand it, is a vague, ambiguous.
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  23. Performing Live: Aesthetic Alternatives for the Ends of Art.Richard Shusterman - 2004 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 62 (3):300-302.
     
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    Thinking through the body, educating for the humanities: A plea for somaesthetics.Richard Shusterman - 2006 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 40 (1):1-21.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Thinking Through the Body, Educating for the Humanities:A Plea for SomaestheticsRichard Shusterman (bio)IWhat are the humanities, and how should they be cultivated? With respect to this crucial question, opinions differ as to how widely the humanities should be construed and pursued. Initially connoting the study of Greek and Roman classics, the concept now more generally covers arts and letters, history, and philosophy.1 But does it also include the social (...)
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    Aesthetic Experience: From Analysis to Eros.Richard Shusterman - 2006 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 64 (2):217-229.
    Richard Shusterman; Aesthetic Experience: From Analysis to Eros, The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Volume 64, Issue 2, 18 April 2005, Pages 217–229.
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  26. Bourdieu: A Critical Reader.Richard Shusterman (ed.) - 1999 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    This Critical Reader provides a new perspective on the work of France's foremost social theorist Pierre Bourdieu, by examining its philosophical import and promoting a fruitful dialogue between Bourdieu and philosophers in the English-speaking world. The contributors include leading philosophers who critically assess Bourdieu's philosophical theories and their significance from diverse philosophical perspectives to reveal which dimensions of his thought are the most useful for philosophy today. These discussions also raise important questions about the current institutional limits of philosophy and (...)
     
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    Back to the Future: Aesthetics Today.Richard Shusterman - 2012 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 23 (43).
    This paper originated as the keynote address at the conference “Aesthetics Today” organized by the Finnish Society of Aesthetics to mark its 40th anniversary and was delivered at the University of Helsinki on March 1, 2012. Written for that particular occasion the sense of an oral presentation has been maintained. Shusterman’s point of departure is the thesis that contemporary aesthetics can be characterized by a number of leading themes that mark a return to older aesthetic perspectives, after these perspectives have (...)
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  28. Dewey's art as experience : The psychological background.Richard Shusterman - 2010 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 44 (1):pp. 26-43.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Dewey's Art as ExperienceThe Psychological BackgroundRichard Shusterman (bio)IThe year 2009 marks the 150th anniversary of John Dewey's birth and also the 75th anniversary of the publication of his aesthetic masterpiece Art as Experience—a book that has been extremely influential within the field of aesthetics, not only in philosophical aesthetics and aesthetic education but also in the arts themselves.1 I am honored to commemorate this double Deweyan anniversary with an (...)
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  29. Dewey on experience: foundation or reconstruction?Richard Shusterman - 1994 - Philosophical Forum 26 (2):127-148.
     
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  30. Teaching Philosophy.Gillian Howie, Michael Mcghee, Phil Hutchinson, Michael Loughlin, Richard Shusterman & William Edelglass - 2009 - Continuum.
    In the current academic climate, teaching is often seen as secondary to research. Teaching Philosophy seeks to bring teaching philosophy higher on the academic agenda.An international team of contributors, all of whom share the view that philosophy is a subject that can transform students, offers practical guidance and advice for teachers of philosophy. The book suggests ways in which the teaching of philosophy at undergraduate level might be facilitated. Some of the essays place the emphasis on individual self discovery, others (...)
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    Undoing Aesthetics.Richard Shusterman - 2000 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 58 (1):83-84.
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  32. Of the Scandal of Taste: Social Privilege as Nature in the Aesthetic Theories of Hume and Kant.Richard Shusterman - 1989 - Philosophica Forum 20 (3):211-229.
     
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    Somaesthetics and Burke's sublime.Richard Shusterman - 2005 - British Journal of Aesthetics 45 (4):323-341.
    Burke is an important exception to Nietzsche's claim that philosophical aesthetics ignores physiology and the role of practical interest. Grounded on the powerful interest of survival, Burke's theory of the sublime also offers a physiological explanation of our feelings of sublimity that explicitly defines certain conditions of our nerves as the ‘efficient cause’ of such feelings. While his general account of sublimity is widely appreciated, its somatic dimension has been dismissed as hopelessly misguided. In examining Burke's views in relation to (...)
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  34. Pragmatism and Criticism: A Response to Three Critics of Pragmatist Aesthetics.Richard Shusterman - 2002 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 16 (1):26 - 38.
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    Soma and psyche.Richard Shusterman - 2010 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 24 (3):205-223.
    In the ancient legend of Cupid and Psyche, Venus was jealous of Psyche’s beauty and plotted to punish her by binding her through love to a hideous creature that would appear once Cupid scratched Psyche with his arrow of desire while she slept, so that she would fall in love with the next thing she saw upon awakening. But when Cupid saw her beauty, he was so overwhelmed that he accidentally wounded himself with his own arrow and thus fell deeply (...)
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    Asian ars erotica and the question of sexual aesthetics.Richard Shusterman - 2007 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 65 (1):55–68.
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    Art, Eros, and Liberation: Aesthetic Education between Pragmatism and Critical Theory.Richard Shusterman - 2024 - The Journal of Aesthetic Education 58 (1):1-24.
    After showing how pragmatist aesthetics and Marcuse's critical theory affirm aesthetic education as key to transforming society toward greater freedom, equality, pleasure, and fulfillment, I compare the ways these two approaches differently perceive the scope and role of aesthetics in such transformation. Whereas Marcuse identifies the aesthetic dimension with the realm of high art, pragmatism understands this dimension far more broadly to include the popular arts and somaesthetic arts of living. Because Marcuse identifies art's critical function through its oppositional transcendence (...)
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    Aesthetic blindness to textual visuality.Richard Shusterman - 1982 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 41 (1):87-96.
  39. Entertainment: A question for aesthetics.Richard Shusterman - 2003 - British Journal of Aesthetics 43 (3):289-307.
    Underlying the stubborn hierarchical dichotomy between high and popular art, there is a far more basic contrast at work—art versus entertainment. Yet the complex network of language games deploying these concepts reveals that entertainment is not simply contrasted to art but often identified with art as an allied or subsuming category. The arts are themselves sometimes described as forms of entertainment. Because the concept of entertainment is deeply and complexly related to the concept of art, and because it is also (...)
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  40. Emerson's Pragmatist Aesthetics.Richard Shusterman - 1999 - Revue Internationale de Philosophie 53 (207):87-99.
     
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    Moving truth: Affect and authenticity in country musicals.Richard Shusterman - 1999 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 57 (2):221-233.
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    Putnam and Cavell on the Ethics of Democracy.Richard Shusterman - 1997 - Political Theory 25 (2):193-214.
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    Somaesthetics and Care of the Self.Richard Shusterman - 2000 - The Monist 83 (4):530-551.
    Among the many features that made Michel Foucault a remarkable philosopher was a doubly bold initiative: to renew the ancient idea of philosophy as a special way of life, and to insist on its distinctly somatic and aesthetic expression. This paper examines Foucault as an exemplary but problematic pioneer in a field I call somaesthetics, a discipline that puts the body’s experience and artful refashioning back into the heart of philosophy as an art of living. A long dominant Platonist tradition, (...)
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    Ennobling Love and Erotic Elevation: A Response to Six Readings of Ars Erotica.Richard Shusterman - 2021 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 5 (4):156-170.
    Preview: In various guises and cultures, the theme of elevating, ennobling love is a recurrent topos in the premodern erotic theory my book traces. Freed from Plato’s problematic dualistic denigration of the body as prison of the soul and from the modern aesthetic prejudice of disinterestedness, Ars Erotica recaptures the valuable core of ennobling desire by showing how a new somaesthetic approach to sex could channel the power of eros to cultivate qualities of courtesy, grace, skill, self-mastery, and sensitivity to (...)
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    Pragmatismus und Liberalismus.Richard Shusterman - 2018 - In Christoph Demmerling & Thomas Rentsch (eds.), Die Gegenwart der Gerechtigkeit: Diskurse zwischen Recht, praktischer Philosophie und Politik. Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. pp. 155-180.
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    Sex, Emancipation, and Aesthetics: Ars Erotica and the Cage of Eurocentric Modernity.Richard Shusterman - 2021 - Foucault Studies 31.
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    Soma und Psyche.Richard Shusterman - 2015 - Internationales Jahrbuch für Philosophische Anthropologie 5 (1):41-52.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Internationales Jahrbuch für philosophische Anthropologie Jahrgang: 5 Heft: 1 Seiten: 41-52.
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    Winckelmann on Taste: A Somaesthetic Perspective.Richard Shusterman - 2018 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 76 (2):175-186.
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    Analytic aesthetics.Richard Shusterman (ed.) - 1989 - New York, NY, USA: Blackwell.
  50. Somaesthetics and The Second Sex: A Pragmatist Reading of a Feminist Classic.Richard Shusterman - 2003 - Hypatia 18 (4):106-136.
    This paper explains the discipline of somaesthetics, which emerges from pragmatism's concern with enhancing embodied experience and reconstructing the aesthetic in ways that make it more central to key philosophical concerns of knowledge, ethics, and politics. I then examine Beauvoir's complex treatment of the body in The Second Sex, assessing both her arguments that could support the pragmatic approach of somaesthetics but also those that challenge its bodily focus as a danger for feminism.
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