Sex, Emancipation, and Aesthetics: Ars Erotica and the Cage of Eurocentric Modernity

Response to Botha, Distaso, and Koczanowicz


  • Richard Shusterman Florida Atlantic University


Author Biography

Richard Shusterman, Florida Atlantic University

A graduate of Hebrew University and Oxford, Richard Shusterman is currently the Dorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar in the Humanities and Director of the Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University. Besides his many years as professor and then chair of the Philosophy Department at Temple University, he has had visiting appointments in Paris, Berlin, Rome, Hiroshima, and Shanghai. A much-translated author, his Pragmatist Aesthetics is published in fifteen languages. His recent books include Body Consciousness, Thinking through the Body, and Ars Erotica: Sex and Somaesthetics (all three with Cambridge University Press), and The Adventures of the Man in Gold/Les aventures de l’homme en or (Paris: Hermann), a bilingual, illustrated, philosophical tale based on his work in performance art. Shusterman has received honorary doctorates from universities in Denmark and Hungary, and the French government awarded him the title of Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques for his cultural work.


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How to Cite

Shusterman, R. (2021). Sex, Emancipation, and Aesthetics: Ars Erotica and the Cage of Eurocentric Modernity: Response to Botha, Distaso, and Koczanowicz. Foucault Studies, (31), 45–61.



Symposium: Ars Erotica