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The Concealed Art of the Soul: Theories of the Self and Practices of Truth in Indian Ethics and Epistemology (review)

The Concealed Art of the Soul: Theories of the Self and Practices of Truth in Indian Ethics and... garden . . . cannot be labeled `beautiful' . . . because there can be no synthetic perception of it: the garden is disclosed as one walks through it'' (p. 119). Yes, one needs to walk through the garden, but one also needs to perform a symphony or play a fugue. One does not just look at the score. Music unfolds in time. So why should the walking through the garden not be part of the object? Why should synthetic perception require immobility? Sometimes Jullien goes a little too far, but his central views are well taken, and they are stimulating and thought-provoking. The translation is good, the pictures beautiful, and the prints of high quality, all of which justifies the price of the book. Chinese expressions are given only in romanization, though. I would have appreciated a glossary of Chinese characters at the end. Notes ´ 1 ­ This work was originally published in 2000 by Editions du Seuil as De l'essence ou du nu. 2 ­ See C. H. Wenzel, ``Beauty in Kant and Confucius: A First Step,'' Journal of Chinese Philosophy 33 (1) (2006): 95­107. The Concealed Art of the Soul: Theories of the Self http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophy East and West University of Hawai'I Press

The Concealed Art of the Soul: Theories of the Self and Practices of Truth in Indian Ethics and Epistemology (review)

Philosophy East and West , Volume 59 (2) – Apr 17, 2009

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garden . . . cannot be labeled `beautiful' . . . because there can be no synthetic perception of it: the garden is disclosed as one walks through it'' (p. 119). Yes, one needs to walk through the garden, but one also needs to perform a symphony or play a fugue. One does not just look at the score. Music unfolds in time. So why should the walking through the garden not be part of the object? Why should synthetic perception require immobility? Sometimes Jullien goes a little too far, but his central views are well taken, and they are stimulating and thought-provoking. The translation is good, the pictures beautiful, and the prints of high quality, all of which justifies the price of the book. Chinese expressions are given only in romanization, though. I would have appreciated a glossary of Chinese characters at the end. Notes ´ 1 ­ This work was originally published in 2000 by Editions du Seuil as De l'essence ou du nu. 2 ­ See C. H. Wenzel, ``Beauty in Kant and Confucius: A First Step,'' Journal of Chinese Philosophy 33 (1) (2006): 95­107. The Concealed Art of the Soul: Theories of the Self

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Published: Apr 17, 2009

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