Body Consciousness: A Philosophy of Mindfulness and Somaesthetics

Body Consciousness: A Philosophy of Mindfulness and Somaesthetics

Richard Shusterman


modern tradition more and more suffers from difficulties of cognizance, over-stimulation, and tension, and numerous own and social discontents generated via misleading physique photos. This e-book argues that superior physique cognizance can relieve those difficulties and improve one's wisdom, functionality, and delight. The physique is our uncomplicated medium of notion and motion, yet concentrated consciousness to its emotions and activities has lengthy been criticized as a dangerous 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 wisdom.

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