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Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Humanities and Creative Writing

Title

A cross-cultural reflection on Shusterman’s suggestion of the “Transactional” body

Language

English

Abstract

This short article explores the meaning of Shusterman's "transactional body," derived from his statement that the will is not a purely mental affair that is independent of physical modality but is always an interaction with its environment. While he appreciates the Deweyan interactional model, he develops the "transactional mode," which he implies should expand the body-mind unity to the level of social and cultural conditions. Shusterman finds similar integrations and transactions among the mental, psychophysical and physical levels in Asian philosophical traditions. This article conducts a comparative study between his theory and Mencius' understanding of the body. Within the discussion, the analysis of aesthetic experience explicated by Dewey and Shusterman is reviewed as the link to the comparison.

Keywords

aesthetic experience, body, cross-cultural, heaven, interactional, Richard Shusterman, transactional

Publication Date

2015

Source Publication Title

Frontiers of Philosophy in China

Volume

10

Issue

2

Start Page

181

End Page

191

Publisher

Higher Education Press

ISSN (print)

16733436

ISSN (electronic)

1673355X

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