Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Somaesthetics at the Dewey Center in Krakow

The John Dewey Research Center at the Jagiellonian University of Krakow is inaugurating a division on somaesthetics. There is an open invitation for this on September 3rd, 2012 at 2:00PM.

"Somaethetics" is the contemporary pragmatist aesthetic of Richard Schusterman, Professor of Philosophy at Florida Atlantic University, and he will be attending and giving a lecture on "Pragmatism, Somaesthetics, and Contemporary Art."

The lecture will be followed by a dance performance presented by Teatr Tańca DF. At 4.30 p.m. there will be a panel discussion (in polish) with the participation of aestheticians and dancers. The aim of the discussion is to exchange ideas between theorists and dancers on issues relating to body consciousness, somaesthetics, and

*The Somaesthetics Section has been organized by*
*Dr. Lilianna Bieszczad*
*The detailed program can be found on*

(I have heavily edited the original announcement.)


  1. will be interesting to see how Shusterman's latest take on this differs from Alva Noe's new book on art and experience.

  2. I would welcome your thoughts, DMF, as my time spent reading metaphysics is keeping me away from Noe and newer Schusterman.

  3. if I can keep it in mind, and have access to the Schusterman paper, will do.
    Schusterman never really answered Rorty's question about how his various strands of thought/practices came together as a coherent philosophy so we'll see if that has changed any.