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Reconsidering Richard Shusterman’s Somaesthetics

The Confucian Debate between Mèng Zǐ and Xún Zǐ

James Garrison

1 Introduction At various points in his work on somatic awareness, Richard Shusterman draws on East Asian thought, particularly the root school of Confucianism and its distinctive approaches to ritualized self-cultivation in order to express ideas where the European-American idiom finds itself

Richard Shusterman

Confucianism). 2 Replies to Symposiasts 1. Among the first pragmatist commentators on somaesthetics and an important contributor to the field of everyday aesthetics, Thomas Leddy here raises the question of defining somaesthetics in terms of its precise disciplinary affiliation and limits. Originally, I

The Horizon of Modernity

Subjectivity and Social Structure in New Confucian Philosophy


Ady Van den Stock

The Horizon of Modernity provides an extensive account of New Confucian philosophy that cuts through the boundaries between history and thought. This study explores Mou Zongsan's and Tang Junyi's critical confrontation with Marxism and Communism in relation to their engagement with Western thinkers such as Kant and Hegel. The author analyzes central conceptual aporias in the works of Mou, Tang, as well as Xiong Shili in the context of the revival of Confucianism in contemporary China and the emergence of the discipline of philosophy in twentieth-century Chinese intellectual history. This book casts new light on the nexus between the categories of subjectivity and social structure and the relation between philosophy, modern temporality, and the structural conditions of the modern world.