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By Richard Shusterman

modern tradition more and more suffers from difficulties of awareness, over-stimulation, and tension, and quite a few own and social discontents generated by way of misleading physique photos. This booklet argues that superior physique cognizance can relieve those difficulties and improve one's wisdom, functionality, and enjoyment. The physique is our simple medium of conception and motion, yet concentrated recognition to its emotions and activities has lengthy been criticised as a harmful distraction that still ethically corrupts via self-absorption. In physique recognition, Richard Shusterman refutes such fees by way of enticing the main influential twentieth-century somatic philosophers and incorporating insights from either Western and Asian disciplines of body-mind understanding. instead of rehashing intractable ontological debates at the mind-body relation, Shusterman reorients examine of this significant nexus in the direction of a extra fruitful, pragmatic path that enhances vital yet overlooked connections among philosophy of brain, ethics, politics, and the pervasive aesthetic dimensions of daily life.

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