At Home: Somaesthetics and Re-Education in Architecture from a Global Perspective

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In this essay, I first argue for the importance of somaesthetics in thinking about "autonomy" and "atmosphere" in architecture in a manner that brings about a critical re-education. Refusing the strict distinction between these architectural approaches through a turn to somaesthetics, I then turn to Kant's theory of reflective judgment to set forth discursive possibilities for arriving at some understanding of the concept of architectural atmosphere. Finally, I suggest ways in which somaesthetics and Kantian thought can be seen as mutually enhancing, rather than opposing each other.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)116-134
Number of pages19
JournalContemporary Pragmatism
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015



  • Architecture
  • Kant
  • atmosphere
  • autonomy
  • somaesthetics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy

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