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- DescriptionA capstone work from a rewned philosopher who explores how Western cultural biases may be challenged by classic texts in order to enter ather way of thinking How can a person from a Western culture enter into a way of thinking as different as that of the Chinese? Can a person truly escape from his or her own cultural perspectives and assumptions? French philosopher Francois Jullien has throughout his career explored the distances between European and Chinese thought. In this fascinating summation of his work, he takes an original approach to the conundrum of cross-cultural understanding. Jullien considers just three sentences in their original languages. Each is the first sentence of a seminal text: the Bible in Hebrew, Hesiod's Theogony in Greek, and the Yijing (I Ching) in Chinese. By dismantling these sentences, the author reveals the workings of each language and the ways of thought in which they are inscribed. He traces the hidden choices made by European reason and assumptions, discovering among other things what is t thought about. Through the lens of the Chinese language, Jullien offers, as always, a new and surprising view of our own Western culture.
- Author BiographyFrancois Jullien is an internationally recognized philosopher and sinologist. He has published more than thirty books and holds several academic posts in France. He lives in Paris. Jody Gladding is a poet and teacher in the MFA program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.
- Author(s)Francois Jullien
- PublisherYale University Press
- Date of Publication03/07/2015
- Series TitleThe Margellos World Republic of Letters
- Place of PublicationNew Haven
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintYale University Press
- Weight272 g
- Width127 mm
- Height197 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Translated byJody Gladding
- Format DetailsCloth over boards
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