Body Consciousness: A Philosophy of Mindfulness and by Richard Shusterman

By Richard Shusterman

modern tradition more and more suffers from difficulties of awareness, over-stimulation, and tension, and a number of own and social discontents generated by means of misleading physique pictures. This e-book argues that stronger physique recognition can relieve those difficulties and improve one's wisdom, functionality, and delight. The physique is our easy medium of conception and motion, yet centred cognizance to its emotions and hobbies has lengthy been criticised as a harmful distraction that still ethically corrupts via self-absorption. In physique attention, Richard Shusterman refutes such fees by means of attractive 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 course that enhances very important yet ignored connections among philosophy of brain, ethics, politics, and the pervasive aesthetic dimensions of daily life.

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