The Philosophy of Living

The Philosophy of Living

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Living holds us between two places. It expresses what is most elementary-to be alive-and the absoluteness of our aspiration-finally living! But could we desire anything other than to live? In The Philosophy of Living, FranA ois Jullien meditates on Far Eastern thought and philosophy to analyze concepts that can be folded into a complete philosophy of living, including the idea of the moment, the ambiguity of the in-between, and what he calls the "transparency of morning." Translated by Krzysztof Fijalkowski and Michael Richardson, this volume asks poignant questions about what it means to be alive and inhabit the present. Jullien develops a strategy of living that goes beyond morality and dwells in the space between health and spirituality.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 132 x 209 x 26mm | 416g
  • Greenford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0857422162
  • 9780857422163
  • 789,787

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"In his excellent book, The Philosophy of Living, Jullien gives us another in depth meditation on Eastern philosophy that offers a guide on how to finally live. As human beings we are caught in the ambiguity of the in-between. We are alive but need to learn how to finally live. . . . One we learn how to finally live, we can reach what Jullien calls 'the transparency of the morning.' I highly recommend this book. It is a perfect text to use any meaning of life class."-- "Mark Zlomislic, Metapsychology Online Review"
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About Francois Jullien

Francois Jullien is professor at Universite Paris Diderot, a member of the Institut universitaire de France, and director of the Institut de la pensee contemporaine. Krzysztof Fijalkowski is a senior lecturer in critical studies at the University of the Arts. Michael Richardson is a writer and translator. Together, Fijalkowski and Richardson have translated leading French-language authors.
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