Directing philosophy

Pawel Kuczynski and Richard Shusterman 
on the set of "The Pragmatist."  
Photography by Piotr Rejmer

Below is the press release for an upcoming premiere screening of my new project.  The screening will take place in Krakow at the Contemporary Art Gallery Bunkier Sztuki on July 25th at 5 PM. 

Delos Films presents:

“Philosophical Encounters with Richard Shusterman”

This three-part video series paints an intellectual portrait of a noted philosopher and founder of the interdisciplinary field of somaesthetics, a project concerned with body consciousness, perception, and aesthetic stylization.  The video material is based on conversations recorded at and around Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Shusterman’s current academic home.  Additional scenes present his international lectures and workshops with an emphasis on three recent visits to Poland.  

This video series is intended as an educational tool but it is also a preparatory work for a more personal documentary - “The Pragmatist,” currently in the works.

The Krakow screening will consist of the first two parts in the series:  “The Role of a Philosopher” (27 min.) and “Making a Difference” (30 min.)

Dr. Shusterman will be present at the screening and available for a Q&A. 

The series and the upcoming documentary are directed by Pawel Kuczynski, a Polish-American filmmaker whose recent productions focus on philosophy and art.  He will also be at the screening. 

Richard Shusterman’s web site: http://www.fau.edu/humanitieschair
Pawel Kuczynski’s web site: www.directing.com


  1. Are “Philosophical Encounters with Richard Shusterman” or “The Pragmatist" published online? Thank you!

  2. Is “Philosophical Encounters with Richard Shusterman” or “The Pragmatist” available online? Thank you!

  3. I am sorry but they are not. The Pragmatist is still in production and the Encounters are distributed by FAU/Richard Shusterman with the exclusion of online and won't be released wider (if at all) till the Pragmatist is out.