The Philosophy of Living (The Seagull Library of French Literature) (Paperback)

The Philosophy of Living (The Seagull Library of French Literature) By François Jullien, Krzysztof Fijalkowski (Translated by), Michael Richardson (Translated by) Cover Image

The Philosophy of Living (The Seagull Library of French Literature) (Paperback)

By François Jullien, Krzysztof Fijalkowski (Translated by), Michael Richardson (Translated by)

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This volume asks poignant questions about what it means to be alive and inhabit the present.

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, François 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.” Jullien here develops a strategy of living that goes beyond morality and dwells in the space between health and spirituality.

Krzysztof Fijalowski is a senior lecturer in critical studies at the Norwich University of the Arts.



Michael Richardson is a writer and translator.

Product Details ISBN: 9781803090566
ISBN-10: 1803090561
Publisher: Seagull Books
Publication Date: September 1st, 2022
Pages: 256
Series: The Seagull Library of French Literature
“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