Body Consciousness: A Philosophy of Mindfulness and Somaesthetics

Cambridge University Press (2008)
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Contemporary culture increasingly suffers from problems of attention, over-stimulation, and stress, and a variety of personal and social discontents generated by deceptive body images. This book argues that improved body consciousness can relieve these problems and enhance one’s knowledge, performance, and pleasure. The body is our basic medium of perception and action, but focused attention to its feelings and movements has long been criticized as a damaging distraction that also ethically corrupts through self-absorption. In Body Consciousness, Richard Shusterman refutes such charges by engaging the most influential twentieth-century somatic philosophers and incorporating insights from both Western and Asian disciplines of body-mind awareness
Keywords Human body (Philosophy  Aesthetics Physiological aspects
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Call number B105.B64.S568 2008
ISBN(s) 0521858909   9780521858908
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Richard Marc Shusterman (2009). Embodied Meaning and Aesthetic Experience. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 8 (2):261-265.

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