On the Universal, the Uniform, the Common and Dialogue between Cultures

2015.08.43 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews François Jullien, On the Universal, the Uniform, the Common and Dialogue between Cultures, Polity, 2014, 189pp., $29.95 (pbk),
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2015.08.43 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews François Jullien, On the Universal, the Uniform, the Common and Dialogue between Cultures, Polity, 2014, 189pp., $29.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780745646237. Reviewed by Ralph Weber, University of Basel The original French publication in 2008 of this volume (De l'universel, de l'uniforme, du commun et du dialogue entre les cultures) has filled a notable gap in François Jullien's ambitious philosophical project, which now spans over two decades. The project seeks to take a detour through China to access European philosophy (détour et accès) in an overt attempt at deconstructing the latter from without (déconstruction du dehors). Jullien sees himself as following in the footsteps of Heidegger, Levinas and Derrida, with one important difference: in their work, these towering figures of continental philosophy remained stuck in the very cultural tradition that they were challenging, and thus failed to achieve their goal.. . .

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