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

First Edition


December 2019 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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.

 
PROPENSITY vs CAUSALITY
 
POTENTIAL OF SITUATION (vs INITIATIVE OF THE SUBJECT)
 
RECEPTIVITY (vs FREEDOM)
 
RELIABILITY (vs SINCERITY)
 
TENACITY (vs WILL)
 
OBLIQUiITY (vs FRONTALITY)
 
INDIRECTNESS (vs METHOD)
 
INFLUENCE (vs PERSUASION)
 
COHERENCE (vs MEANING)
 
CONNIVENCE (vs KNOWLEDGE)
 
MATURATION (vs MODELISATION)
 
REGULATION (vs REVELATION)
 
SILENT TRANSFORMATION (vs RESONANT EVENT)
 
EVASIVE (vs ASSIGNABLE)
 
ALLUSIVE (vs ALLEGORICAL)
 
AMBIGUOUS (vs EQUIVOCAL)
 
BETWEEN (vs BEYOND)
 
SURGE (vs SETTLED)
 
NON-POSTPONEMENT (vs DELAYING KNOWLEDGE)
 
RESOURCE (vs TRUTH)
 
Subject/Situation: On a BranchinG-Off of Thought. Note of the Seminar 2013–2014
 
AFTERWORD: FROM DIVERGENCE TO THE COMMON
 
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