In this review article I provide a description, explanation and interpretation of the recent book of the American pragmatist philosopher Richard SHUSTERMAN (with Yann TOMA), "The Adventures of the Man in Gold / Les aventures de l’Homme en Or" (Bilingual Edition: English / French), Hermann, Paris 2017. I first explain that Shusterman is a philosopher working in the pragmatist tradition, especially in the field of pragmatist aesthetics that he has also developed since the late 1990s in the direction of a specifically body-centred or body-focused philosophy eventually “baptized” with the name of somaesthetics in the tenth chapter of the second edition of Pragmatist Aesthetics: Living Beauty, Rethinking Art (2000). Then I specifically focus on his recent book "The Adventures of the Man in Gold", describe its main contents and explain that it represents an important shift in aesthetics from the point of view of the observer to the point of view of the artist, and that it is fully consistent with Shusterman’s pragmatist mission of trying to use new media to do philosophy and to introduce artistic experimentation into philosophical aesthetics.

Recensione di R. Shusterman, The Adventures of the Man in Gold

Stefano Marino
2017

Abstract

In this review article I provide a description, explanation and interpretation of the recent book of the American pragmatist philosopher Richard SHUSTERMAN (with Yann TOMA), "The Adventures of the Man in Gold / Les aventures de l’Homme en Or" (Bilingual Edition: English / French), Hermann, Paris 2017. I first explain that Shusterman is a philosopher working in the pragmatist tradition, especially in the field of pragmatist aesthetics that he has also developed since the late 1990s in the direction of a specifically body-centred or body-focused philosophy eventually “baptized” with the name of somaesthetics in the tenth chapter of the second edition of Pragmatist Aesthetics: Living Beauty, Rethinking Art (2000). Then I specifically focus on his recent book "The Adventures of the Man in Gold", describe its main contents and explain that it represents an important shift in aesthetics from the point of view of the observer to the point of view of the artist, and that it is fully consistent with Shusterman’s pragmatist mission of trying to use new media to do philosophy and to introduce artistic experimentation into philosophical aesthetics.
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