The Promise of Pragmatist Aesthetics: Looking Back after 30 Years – An Interview with Richard Shusterman

Date: 2022.10.02
In May 2022, a four-day international conference called The Promise of Pragmatist Aesthetics: Looking Forward after 30 Years was held at MOME’s new campus: researchers, academics and artists from all around the globe came together to revisit Richard Shusterman's book Pragmatist Aesthetics, published 30 years ago. This book, together with his later project of somaesthetics, had a tremendous impact on art theory, philosophical aesthetics, as well as on the theory and practice of design.

During his stay at MOME, we sat down with Professor Shusterman for a video interview to discuss his Pragmatist Aesthetics and its background, his somaesthetics, the influences of various somatic practices and cultural traditions on his thought, his most recent works, as well as his performance art and the significance of the human body in the field of design.

Richard Shusterman is a professor at Florida Atlantic University. The interview was conducted by Botond Csuka, senior lecturer at the Hungarian University of Physical Education and Sport Sciences.

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