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Embodying Pragmatism

Richard Shusterman’s Philosophy and Literary Theory

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Wojciech Malecki

Embodying Pragmatism is the first monograph in English devoted to Richard Shusterman, an internationally renowned philosopher and one of today’s most innovative thinkers in pragmatism and aesthetics. The book presents a comprehensive account of Shusterman’s principal philosophical ideas concerning pragmatism, aesthetics, and literary theory (including such themes as interpretation, aesthetic experience, popular art, and human embodiment – culminating in his proposal of a new discipline called «somaesthetics»). As Shusterman’s philosophical writings involve a dialogue with both analytic and continental traditions, this monograph not only offers a critical vision of contemporary pragmatist thought but also situates Shusterman and pragmatism within the current state of theory.

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