This Strange Idea of the Beautiful (The French List) by François Jullien,Krzysztof Fijalkowski,Michael Richardson

By François Jullien,Krzysztof Fijalkowski,Michael Richardson

In This unusual notion of the Beautiful, François Jullien explores what it capability once we say anything is gorgeous. Bringing jointly rules of attractiveness from either japanese and Western philosophy, Jullien demanding situations the assumptions underlying our usually agreed upon definition of what's attractive and provides a brand new means of beholding art.


Jullien argues that the Western proposal of good looks was once proven via Greek philosophy and have become therefore embedded in the very constitution of eu languages. and because of its dating to language, this idea has decided methods of considering good looks that frequently pass disregarded or unchecked in discussions of Western aesthetics. in addition, via globalization, Western beliefs of good looks have even unfold to cultures whose historic traditions are established upon noticeably varied aesthetic foundations; but, those cultures have followed such perspectives with no query and with no spotting the cultural assumptions they contain.


Looking particularly at how chinese language texts were translated into Western languages, Jullien unearths how the normal chinese language refusal to isolate or summary good looks is obscured in translation that allows you to make the works extra comprehensible to Western readers. growing an attractive discussion among chinese language and Western rules, Jullien reasseses the essence of beauty.

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