Perfectionism in Practice: Shusterman’s Place in Recent Pragmatism

In: Contemporary Pragmatism
Author: Mathias Girel1
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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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