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.
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ShustermanRichard. 2002. “Regarding Oneself and Seeing Double: Fragments of Autobiography.” In The Philosophical I: Personal Reflections on Life in Philosophy edited by George Yancey 1–21. (Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield).
ShustermanRichard. 2012. “A Pragmatist Path through the Play of Limits: from Literature to Somaesthetics.” In Shusterman’s Pragmatism: Between Literature and Somaesthetics edited by Dorota Koczanowicz and Wojciech Małecki. (Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi).
See Shusterman“A Philosopher in Darkness and in Light. Practical Somaesthetics and Photographic Art,”Lucidity. Inward Views : Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal 2011. Anne-Marie Ninacs (ed.) Montreal : Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal 2011.