Body Consciousness: A Philosophy of Mindfulness and by Richard Shusterman

By Richard Shusterman

modern tradition more and more suffers from difficulties of realization, over-stimulation, and pressure, and various own and social discontents generated by means of misleading physique photos. This ebook argues that more desirable physique realization can relieve those difficulties and improve one's wisdom, functionality, and delight. The physique is our simple medium of belief and motion, yet targeted cognizance to its emotions and routine has lengthy been criticised as a harmful distraction that still ethically corrupts via self-absorption. In physique recognition, Richard Shusterman refutes such fees through attractive the main influential twentieth-century somatic philosophers and incorporating insights from either Western and Asian disciplines of body-mind wisdom. instead of rehashing intractable ontological debates at the mind-body relation, Shusterman reorients examine of this important nexus in the direction of a extra fruitful, pragmatic course that enhances very important yet missed connections among philosophy of brain, ethics, politics, and the pervasive aesthetic dimensions of daily life.

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