Richard Shusterman

Richard Shusterman is the Dorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar in the Humanities and Director of the Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University. After earning a BA and MA in philosophy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a doctorate in philosophy from Oxford University, he was tenured in Israel before continuing his academic career in the USA. Besides his many years as a professor and then chair of the Philosophy Department at Temple University, he has had visiting appointments in Paris, Berlin, Rome, Hiroshima, Vienna, and Shanghai. A much-translated author, his Pragmatist Aesthetics is published in fifteen languages. His recent books include Body ConsciousnessThinking through the Body, and Sex and Somaesthetics (all three with Cambridge University Press), and The Adventures of the Man in Gold/Les aventures de l’homme en or (Paris: Hermann), a bilingual illustrated philosophical tale based on his work in performance art. Shusterman has received honorary doctorates from universities in Denmark and Hungary, and the French government awarded him the title of Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques for his cultural work.

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