From Being to Living : a Euro-Chinese lexicon of thought

1st Edition

François Jullien; Michael Richardson; Krzysztof Fijalkowski
eISBN-13: 9781526492708

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This new English translation of François Jullien’s work is a compelling summation of his thinking on the comparison and divergences between Western and Chinese thought. Jullien argues that Western thinking is preoccupied with the question of ‘being’, whereas Chinese thought concerned itself principally with that of ‘living’.



Organised as a lexicon around some 20 concepts that juxtapose Chinese and Western thought, including propensity (vs causality), receptivity (vs freedom), maturation (vs modelisation),between (vs beyond) and resource (vs truth). Jullien explores the ways the two traditions have evolved, and how many aspects of Chinese thought developed in isolation from the West, revealing a different way of relating to the world and the fault lines of western thinking.



An important book for students and scholars throughout the social sciences.

ISBNs 9781526487292, 9781526491664, 9781526492708, 1526492709
Language English
Number of Pages 296
Edition 1st