Welcome to the website of Richard Shusterman, Dorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar in the Humanities, Professor of Philosophy and English, and Director of the Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University. This website serves as a mirror to his Humanities Chair website. 

Email him at: shuster1@fau.edu

View his CV here.


Current News

  • Dr. Shusterman will give a lecture on "Ethics and Aesthetics: From Pragmatism to Somaesthetics and the Art of Living" on September 23, 2022 at the University of Miami. For more details, click here.
  • Dr. Shusterman will participate in a Ph.D. exam on “Soma-esthétique et santé” on September 7, 2022 for a thesis he co-directed at Sherbrooke University. For details, click here.
  • Dr. Shusterman gives the commencement address at Florida School of the Arts, June 24, 2022. For details click here.
  • Dr. Shusterman will be lecturing on "Ars Erotica: Sex and Somaesthetics" at the Lewis E. Hagn Lectures at the American Institute of Philosophical and Cultural Thought on July 9, 2022. Click here for more information.
  • Dr. Shusterman will be a keynote speaker at the 22nd International Congress of Aesthetics. The theme of which is "Contemporary Aesthetics: Dialogues through Art, Culture and Media." [Note: this conference has been postponed to July 2023]
  • Dr. Shusterman will give a lecture entitled "Ethics and Aesthetics" at the University of Vienna's philosophy department on May 30th. The poster with more information can be found here.
  • Dr. Shusterman will be a keynote speaker for a conference celebrating the 30 year anniversery of the publication of Pragmatist Aesthetics between May 25-28, 2021, hosted by the MOME (Moholy Nagy University of Art and Design) and the Hungarian Forum for Somaesthetics. For program and other information, click here.
  • Dr. Shusterman will give Keynote/Inaugural Lecture in French at an international symposium titled "L’esthétique incarnée en contexte artistique: définitions, enjeux, applications" hosted at Université Grenoble Alpes on May 19, 2022. The program can be found here.

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Books by Richard Shusterman

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Richard Shusterman is the Dorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar in the Humanities at Florida Atlantic University. His books include Pragmatist Aesthetics (published in fifteen languages) as well as Body Consciousness (2008) and Thinking through the Body (2012). Shusterman has directed two projects for UNESCO and has been awarded honorary doctorates from universities in Denmark and Hungary. For his pioneering work in philosophy and somaesthetics the French government awarded him as Chevalier des Palmes Académiques.