Pragmatist aesthetics: living beauty, rethinking art

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2000 - Philosophy - 346 pages
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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 of somaesthetics.

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Contents

Placing Pragmatism
3
Art and Theory between Experience and Practice
34
Analysis and Deconstruction
62
Copyright

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Richard Shusterman is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Temple University, Philadelphia, and Directeur de Programme at the Collège International de Philosophie, Paris. Educated in Jerusalem and Oxford, he was a Fulbright Professor of Philosophy in Berlin. His books include "Analytic Aesthetics" (1989), "Pragmatist Aesthetics" (1992), "Sous L'interprétation" (1994) and "Practicing Philosophy" (1997).

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