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Perfectionism in Practice: Shusterman’s Place in Recent Pragmatism

Perfectionism in Practice: Shusterman’s Place in Recent Pragmatism Building on recent texts, I give a characterization of Richard Shusterman’s specific variant of pragmatism, understood as a melioristic or perfectionist pragmatism , where ethical and political dimensions are deeply intertwined with the epistemological one. To do so, I focus on what seems to be Shusterman’s latest contribution to his interrupted dialogue with Richard Rorty in Thinking through the Body . http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Contemporary Pragmatism Brill

Perfectionism in Practice: Shusterman’s Place in Recent Pragmatism

Contemporary Pragmatism , Volume 12 (1): 156 – Jun 16, 2015

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Brill
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© 2015 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1572-3429
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1875-8185
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10.1163/18758185-01201009
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Abstract

Building on recent texts, I give a characterization of Richard Shusterman’s specific variant of pragmatism, understood as a melioristic or perfectionist pragmatism , where ethical and political dimensions are deeply intertwined with the epistemological one. To do so, I focus on what seems to be Shusterman’s latest contribution to his interrupted dialogue with Richard Rorty in Thinking through the Body .

Journal

Contemporary PragmatismBrill

Published: Jun 16, 2015

Keywords: Shusterman; Rorty; pragmatism; perfectionism; somaesthetics

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