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Jullien, François 1951-

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La China da que pensar by François Jullien( )

1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of beginnings by François Jullien( )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 François 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 not thought about. Through the lens of the Chinese language, Jullien offers, as always, a new and surprising view of our own Western culture.--
The great image has no form, or On the nonobject through painting by François Jullien( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In premodern China, painters used imagery not to mirror the world, but to evoke unfathomable experience. Considering this art alongside the philosophical traditions that inform it, this book explores the 'nonobject', a notion exemplified by paintings that do not seek to represent observable surroundings
A treatise on efficacy : between Western and Chinese thinking by François Jullien( Book )

40 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this highly insightful analysis of Western and Chinese concepts of efficacy, François Jullien subtly delves into the metaphysical preconceptions of the two civilizations to account for diverging patterns of action in warfare, politics, and diplomacy. He shows how Western and Chinese strategies work in several domains (the battlefield, for example) and analyzes two resulting acts of war. The Chinese strategist manipulates his own troops and the enemy to win a battle without waging war and to bring about victory effortlessly. Efficacity in China is thus conceived of in terms of transformation (as opposed to action) and manipulation, making it closer to what is understood as efficacy in the West. Jullien’s brilliant interpretations of an array of recondite texts are key to understanding our own conceptions of action, time, and reality in this foray into the world of Chinese thought. In its clear and penetrating characterization of two contrasting views of reality from a heretofore unexplored perspective, A Treatise on Efficacy will be of central importance in the intellectual debate between East and West
The propensity of things : toward a history of efficacy in China by François Jullien( Book )

30 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this strikingly original contribution to our understanding of Chinese philosophy, the author uses the Chinese concept of shi -- meaning disposition or circumstance, power or potential -- as a touchstone to explore Chinese culture and to uncover the intricate and coherent structure underlying Chinese modes of thinking
On the universal, the uniform, the common and dialogue between cultures by François Jullien( Book )

26 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

François Jullien, the leading philosopher and specialist in Chinese thought, has always aimed at building on inter-cultural relations between China and the West. In this new book he focuses on the following questions: Do universal values exist? Is dialogue between cultures possible? To answer these questions, he retraces the history of the concept of the universal from its invention as an aspect of Roman citizenship, through its neutralization in the Christian idea of salvation, to its present day manifestations. This raises the question of whether the search for the universal is a uniquely Western preoccupation: do other cultures, like China, even have a notion of the universal, and if so, how does it differ from ours? Having considered the meaning of the concept in the East and West, Jullien argues that, if communication between cultures is to be meaningful, facile assumptions of universal values and complacent relativism need to be examined. It follows, therefore, that dialogue between cultures should not begin with issues of identity and difference, but rather by considering divergence and profusion. By no longer simply assuming universality, we allow for greater self-reflection. -- Publisher description
In praise of blandness : proceeding from Chinese thought and aesthetics by François Jullien( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than just a cultural history, this text invites those both familiar and unfamiliar with Chinese culture to explore the resonances of the bland in literary, philosophical, and religious texts and to witness how all currents of Chinese thought converge in harmonious accord
The impossible nude : Chinese art and western aesthetics by François Jullien( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The undraped human form is ubiquitous in Western art and even appears in the art of India and Japan. Only in China, François Jullien argues, is the nude completely absent. In this enthralling extended essay, he explores the different conceptions of the human body that underlie this provocative disparity. Contrasting nakedness (which implies a diminished state) with nudity (which represents a complete presence), Jullien explores the traditional European vision of the nude as a fixed point of fusion where form joins truth. He then shows that the absence of the nude in Chinese art evinces an understanding of the human body as changeable and transitory. Viewed in light of each other, these differing concepts allow for a new way of thinking about form, the ideal, and beauty, enabling us to delve deeper into the relationship between art and the ideas that lie at its roots. Beautifully illustrated and gracefully translated into English for the first time, The Impossible Nude will fascinate anyone interested in art history, Chinese art, or aesthetics
Detour and access : strategies of meaning in China and Greece by François Jullien( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an investigation into the meaning of indirect modes of expression in ancient and modern Chinese aesthetic and political texts and events. The rhetorical tradition of Ancient Greece is used to gain a perspective on the role of 'distance' in speech
The silent tranformations [i.e. transformations] by François Jullien( Book )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une mise en regard de la pensée chinoise et de la pensée européenne, par un philosophe et sinologue français, directeur de l'Institut de la pensée contemporaine
Le Détour et l'accès stratégies du sens en Chine, en Grèce by François Jullien( Book )

27 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans les grands textes de la pensée chinoise revisités (Entretiens de Confucius, Mencius, Laozi) nous découvrons un discours de "l'indice."
The philosophy of living by François Jullien( Book )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vivre nous tend entre l'un et l'autre : il dit à la fois l'élémentaire de notre condition - être en vie - et l'absolu de notre aspiration : "Vivre enfin!" Car que pourrions-nous désirer d'autre que vivre? Vivre est en quoi nous nous trouvons toujours déjà engagés en même temps que nous ne parvenons jamais - pleinement - à y accéder. Aussi la tentation de la philosophie, depuis les Grecs, a-t-elle été de le dédoubler : d'opposer au vivre répétitif, cantonné au biologique, ce qu'elle appellera, le projetant dans l'Etre, la " vraie vie". Refusant ce report et circulant entre pensée extrême-orientale et philosophie, j'envisagerai ici quels concepts peuvent faire entrer dans une philosophie du vivre : le moment, l'essor opposé à l'étalement, l'entre et l'ambiguïté; ou ce que j'appellerai enfin, prenant l'expression en Chine, la "transparence du matin ". Je me demanderai, plus généralement, comment chaque concept, pour se saisir du vivre, doit s'ouvrir à son opposé. Car comment s'élever à l'ici et maintenant sans se laisser absorber dans cet immédiat, ni non plus le délaisser? Ce qui impliquera de développer une stratégie du vivre en lieu et place de la morale. Le risque est sinon d'abandonner ce vivre aux truismes de la sagesse; ou bien au grand marché du développement personnel comme au bazar de l'exotisme. Car cet entre-deux, entre santé et spiritualité, la philosophie ne l'a-t-elle pas - hélas! - imprudemment laissé en friche?
Vital nourishment : departing from happiness by François Jullien( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The philosophical tradition in the West has always subjected life to conceptual divisions and questions about meaning, Although this process has given rise to a rich history of inquiry, it proceeds too fast, contends Francois Jullien. In its anxiety about meaning, Western thinkers since Plato have forgotten simply to experience life in vital Nourishment, Jullien slows down and begins to think about life from a point outside of Western inquiry, using the third- and fourth-century B.C.E. Chinese thinker Zhuanghi as a foil in this installment of his continuing project of plumbing the philosophical divide between Eastern and Western thought."--Jacket
Du temps : éléments d'une philosophie du vivre by François Jullien( Book )

27 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depuis ses débuts, la philosophie a beau se battre contre le concept de temps, elle n'en sort pas
Procès ou création : une introduction à la pensée des lettrés chinois : essai de problématique interculturelle by François Jullien( Book )

28 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Que toute réalité soit conçue comme processus en cours relevant d'un rapport d'interaction ; que tout réel ne soit donc jamais analysable comme entité individuelle mais comme relation ; qu'il y ait par conséquent à l'origine de tout phénomène non pas une mais toujours deux instances fonctionnant corrélativement : c'est là une représentation de base de la culture chinoise, dont la lecture de Wang Fuzhi (1619-1692) permet ici de saisir les enjeux
Un sage est sans idée : ou l'autre de la philosophie by François Jullien( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4e de couverture indique : "Nietzsche demandait : pourquoi avons-nous voulu le vrai plutôt que le non-vrai (ou l'incertitude ou l'ignorance)? La question se voudrait radicale, et même la plus radicale, mais elle est encore conçue du dedans de la tradition européenne, bien que la prenant à revers : elle ose toucher à la valeur de la vérité, mais sans sortir de sa référence : elle ne remet pas en question le monopole que la vérité à fait à la pensée. Du point de vue de la sagesse, la question deviendrait : comme a-t-on pu - et fallait-il? - faire une " fixation " sur la vérité? Et si, au lieu que ce soit la sagesse qui n'aurait pas accédé a la philosophie qui, en Grèce, en se braquant sur le vrai, avait dérapé hors de la sagesse? Car si le sage est " sans idée ", comme il est dit le Confucius, c'est que toute idée avancée est déjà un parti pris sur la réalité. Aussi, en partant sur les traces estompées de la sagesse, souhaité-je revenir sur ce qui a pu échapper à la philosophie ; comme redonner consistance à son autre enfoui, expliciter sa cohérence. Autrement dit, que faisons-nous aujourd'hui de la sagesse? Et que peut être une logique de la sagesse - une " logique " sans logos?"
Conférence sur l'efficacité by François Jullien( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'auteur présente ici une de ses conférences prononcées auprès de chefs d'entreprise sur l'efficacité. Il oppose la conception européenne de l'efficacité, liée à la modélisation comme à la finalité et une action se prolongeant en héroïsme, à la pensée chinoise de l'efficience, indirecte et discrète, qui prend appui sur le potentiel de situation et induit des transformations silencieuses. Ce propos se garde de séparer l'art d'opérer sur des situations et l'exercice de la philosophie. En résultent des effets de lecture</i> portant sur l'histoire du XXe siècle et la géopolitique à venir
La valeur allusive des catégories originales de l'interprétation poétique dans la tradition chinoise : contribution à une réflexion sur l'altérité interculturelle by François Jullien( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in French and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il n'y a pas d'identité culturelle by François Jullien( Book )

16 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Je ne défendrai pas une identité culturelle française, impossible à identifier, mais des ressources culturelles françaises (européennes) - "défendre" signifiant alors non pas tant les protéger que les exploiter. Car, s'il est entendu que de telles ressources naissent dans une langue comme au sein d'une tradition, en un certain milieu et dans un paysage, elles sont aussi disponibles à tous et n'appartiennent pas. Elles ne sont pas exclusives, comme le sont des "valeurs" ; elles ne se prônent pas. Mais on les déploie ou l'on ne les déploie pas, et de cela chacun est responsable."--Page 4 of cover
Fonder la morale : dialogue de Mencius avec un philosophe des Lumières by François Jullien( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in French and Spanish and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The great image has no form, or On the nonobject through painting
A treatise on efficacy : between Western and Chinese thinkingThe propensity of things : toward a history of efficacy in ChinaIn praise of blandness : proceeding from Chinese thought and aestheticsThe impossible nude : Chinese art and western aestheticsDetour and access : strategies of meaning in China and GreeceVital nourishment : departing from happiness
Alternative Names
François Jullien filòsof francès

François Jullien filósofo francés

François Jullien filosofo francese

François Jullien Frans filosoof

François Jullien französischer Philosoph und Sinologe

François Jullien French philosopher

François Jullien philosophe français

Fulangsuowa Yulian, 1951-

Jullien François

Jullien, Francois 1951-

Yu, Lian 1951-

Yulian, 1951-

Yulian, Fulangsuowa 1951-

Zhiul'en, Fransua, 1951-

Zhu, Li an

Zhu Li an 1951-....

Zhu, Lian

Zhu Lian 1951-....

Zhul'en, Frasua, 1951-

Жюлльен Франсуа

Жюльен Ф.

Жюльен Франсуа

Жюльен, Франсуа 1951-

Франсоа Жулиен

줄리앙, 프랑수아 1951-

쥴리앙, 프랑수아 1951-

ジュリアン, フランソワ



于連 1951-

于连, 弗朗索瓦


弗朗索瓦·于连, 1951-

朱, 利安

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