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 .
Contemporary Pragmatism – Brill
Published: Jun 16, 2015
Keywords: Shusterman; Rorty; pragmatism; perfectionism; somaesthetics