Prasasti Pandit
West Bengal Education Service
Richard Schusterman’s book, Ars erotica: sex and somaesthetics in the classical arts of love (Schusterman, 2021) is a path-finding, innovative contribution that breaks the silence around the long-held body-shying academic deprivation to erotic ideas with its free-flowing comprehensive discussion on carnal desire and erotic thoughts. Schusterman provides a panoramic yet vibrantly profound analysis of the aesthetic inclusion into erotic love following the culture of Asian and Western thoughts from the ancient era to the Renaissance. The book’s scope shows the author’s deep inclusive com-mendable research into erotic study. Schusterman is renowned for his original approach to defining popular art and philosophy as an embodied art of living. He is also famous for his trailblazing concept of somaesthetics, rooted in pragmatist aesthetics, with Ars erotica being a fruitful product of his expertise in both.
Keywords Erotics  somaesthetics  Sex  Culture  Richard Schusterman
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