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Frontiers of Philosophy in China

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Front. Philos. China    2015, Vol. 10 Issue (2) : 201-211    https://doi.org/10.3868/s030-004-015-0016-2
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Somaesthetics and Chinese Philosophy: Between Unity and Pragmatist Pluralism
Richard Shusterman()
Department of Philosophy, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, 33431-0991, USA
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Abstract

Responding to three articles in a symposium dedicated to my research in somaesthetics, this paper explores a variety of themes connecting my theories with classical Chinese philosophy. The symposium topics discussed here range from the ontology of body-mind and world to the ethics of somaesthetic self-cultivation, and then to the somaesthetic meanings of our practices of erotics and of eating. The paper shows how the pragmatist orientation of somaesthetics reconciles values of unity with those of difference and how key ideas of somaesthetics intersect, in different ways, with both Confucian and Daoist thought.

Keywords somaesthetics      soma      unity      difference      pragmatism      pluralism      self-cultivation      erotics      food      Confucianism      Daoism     
Issue Date: 19 June 2015
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Richard Shusterman. Somaesthetics and Chinese Philosophy: Between Unity and Pragmatist Pluralism[J]. Front. Philos. China, 2015, 10(2): 201-211.
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http://academic.hep.com.cn/fpc/EN/Y2015/V10/I2/201
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