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Engaging with Philosophy’s “Limit-Defying Provocateur”: A Review of Shusterman’s Pragmatism: Between Literature and Somaesthetics

Engaging with Philosophy’s “Limit-Defying Provocateur”: A Review of Shusterman’s Pragmatism:... Contemporary Pragmatism Vol. 10, No. 1 (June 2013), 167­174 Editions Rodopi ©2013 This article reviews a volume edited by Dorota Koczanowicz and Wojciech Malecki titled Shusterman's Pragmatism: Between Literature and Somaesthetics. As the first edited collection to engage with the broad scope of Richard Shusterman's philosophical preoccupations, this book1 seeks to "shed light on why Shusterman is so widely read not only in different cultural contexts ... but also within different disciplines" (1). The editors pursue this aim by partitioning its twelve chapters into three sections, by providing an introductory overview of what they christen the "in between" nature of Shusterman's body of work, by opening the collection proper with an essay from Shusterman, and by closing it with his detailed responses to the preceding essays. As I hope to make clear in the body of this review, this is an exceptionally well organized and coherent collection, one which thereby provides insight into "the work of this interesting philosopher" (1). In their "Introduction," Koczanowicz and Malecki take pains to demonstrate the connections between Shusterman's turn to Dewey and his development of somaesthetics, defined by Shusterman as "the critical, ameliorative study of one's experience and use of one's body http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Contemporary Pragmatism Brill

Engaging with Philosophy’s “Limit-Defying Provocateur”: A Review of Shusterman’s Pragmatism: Between Literature and Somaesthetics

Contemporary Pragmatism , Volume 10 (1): 167 – Apr 21, 2013

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© Copyright 2013 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1572-3429
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Contemporary Pragmatism Vol. 10, No. 1 (June 2013), 167­174 Editions Rodopi ©2013 This article reviews a volume edited by Dorota Koczanowicz and Wojciech Malecki titled Shusterman's Pragmatism: Between Literature and Somaesthetics. As the first edited collection to engage with the broad scope of Richard Shusterman's philosophical preoccupations, this book1 seeks to "shed light on why Shusterman is so widely read not only in different cultural contexts ... but also within different disciplines" (1). The editors pursue this aim by partitioning its twelve chapters into three sections, by providing an introductory overview of what they christen the "in between" nature of Shusterman's body of work, by opening the collection proper with an essay from Shusterman, and by closing it with his detailed responses to the preceding essays. As I hope to make clear in the body of this review, this is an exceptionally well organized and coherent collection, one which thereby provides insight into "the work of this interesting philosopher" (1). In their "Introduction," Koczanowicz and Malecki take pains to demonstrate the connections between Shusterman's turn to Dewey and his development of somaesthetics, defined by Shusterman as "the critical, ameliorative study of one's experience and use of one's body

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Published: Apr 21, 2013

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