A Philosophy of Mindfulness: A Journey with Deleuze
thored by Finn Janning
List Price: $19.95
5" x 8" (12.7 x 20.32 cm)
Black & White on White paper
BISAC: Philosophy / General
Which life is worth living?
In A Philosophy of Mindfulness: A Journey with Deleuze, the writer and philosopher Finn Janning argues that we need a “new” philosophy because we—many of us, at least—are blind. We see rather little of that which surrounds us.
For Janning, philosophy is not just an abstract discipline but also a mode of being in this world. By mixing mindfulness with the affirmative philosophy of Gilles Deleuze, he unfolds a philosophy of mindfulness. A philosophy that makes us less blind but also ethically responsible in relation to what we experience. Hereby, Janning moves mindfulness from the sphere of psychology into philosophy, or from being primarily an inward-turned practice to an out-turned one.
A Philosophy of Mindfulness is a daring and enriching intervention in contemporary philosophy. It puts emphasis on experience, experiment, and actualization or affirmation. Each experience matters; life is the experience of making contact or being connected with what is in the midst of becoming—that is, life—and then passing it on to the next generations.