Rethinking the ego/reconceptualising philosophy : Shusterman’s “Man in Gold”

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  • SDG 12
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    Abstract: The paper provides a reading of Richard Shusterman’s 2016 The Adventures of the Man in Gold: Paths between Art and Life. I contend that this book, that brings together philosophy, literature and photography, provides a compelling, albeit implicit, expression of two of the challenges that somaesthetics poses to philosophy – first, a rethinking of the foundations of subjectivity in the Western philosophical tradition by way of the concept of the alter ego; and second, a challenge to the received perception of the nature and relation of philosophy and art.