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Vital Nourishment: Departing From Happiness

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Hardback, first edition, 2007. By Francois Jullien, translated by Arthur Goldhammer.

A philosophical inquiry into how to "feed life," or nourish it, draws from early Chinese thinker Zhuanghi to explore notions of breath, energy, and immanence.

The philosophical tradition in the West has always subjected life to conceptual divisions and questions about meaning. In Vital Nourishment, Franois Jullien contends that although this process has given rise to a rich history of inquiry, it proceeds too fast. In their anxiety about meaning, Western thinkers since Plato have forgotten simply to experience life. Exploring notions of breath, energy, and immanence, Jullien reopens a vibrant space of intellectual exchange between East and West. 'Vital Nourishment' is both a rich intellectual historical journey and a text very much attuned to the philosophical politics of the present.

Hardback with dust jacket. Like new.

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Author(s):
Jullien, Francois
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
16 cm x 23 cm, 6.5 in x 9 in
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1890951803
ISBN-13:
9781890951801
Number of pages:
176
Publisher:
Zone Books
Title:
Vital Nourishment: Departing From Happiness

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Hardback, first edition, 2007. By Francois Jullien, translated by Arthur Goldhammer.

A philosophical inquiry into how to "feed life," or nourish it, draws from early Chinese thinker Zhuanghi to explore notions of breath, energy, and immanence.

The philosophical tradition in the West has always subjected life to conceptual divisions and questions about meaning. In Vital Nourishment, Franois Jullien contends that although this process has given rise to a rich history of inquiry, it proceeds too fast. In their anxiety about meaning, Western thinkers since Plato have forgotten simply to experience life. Exploring notions of breath, energy, and immanence, Jullien reopens a vibrant space of intellectual exchange between East and West. 'Vital Nourishment' is both a rich intellectual historical journey and a text very much attuned to the philosophical politics of the present.

Hardback with dust jacket. Like new.

Author(s):
Jullien, Francois
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
16 cm x 23 cm, 6.5 in x 9 in
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1890951803
ISBN-13:
9781890951801
Number of pages:
176
Publisher:
Zone Books
Title:
Vital Nourishment: Departing From Happiness

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