Thursday, October 27, 2011, 7 pm
"Qu'est-ce que la philosophie?" vu d'un dehors (la Chine) ou d'une sinophilosophie
(“What is philosophy?” Seen from the outside (China), or from the perspective of Sino-philosophy)


Lecture by Francois Jullien (Paris) as part of the series "What is Philosophy?"

François Jullien (b. 1951) is professor of Chinese studies and philosophy at the Université Paris Diderot and director of the Institut Marcel Granet and the Institut de la Pensée Contemporaine. He is editor of the magazine Agenda de la pensée contemporaine. In the early 1980s, he was the founder of the magazine Extrême Orient – Extrême Occident. In 2010, he was awarded the Hannah Arendt Prize for Political Thought, not least because he is known as one of the most profound experts on China. His books have been translated into many languages. He also works as economic advisor to French companies.

Selected publications:
De l’universel, de l’uniforme, du commun et du dialogue entre les cultures (Paris: Fayard, 2008); Agenda de la pensée contemporaine, N° 9 (Paris: Flammarion, 2008); Le nu impossible (Paris: Seuil, 2005); Éloge de la fadeur (Paris: LGF, 1993).

In French language

The complete series
What is Philosophy? is documented in a DVD-set and available at n.b.k.