Efficacy, East and West: François Jullien’s Explorations in Strategy

Comparative Strategy, (2007) 26:4, 325-337

Posted: 19 Sep 2012

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Paul Dragos Aligica

George Mason University - Mercatus Center

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

Applying a form of “indirect strategy,” Jullien has opened up an alternative to the attempts to reduce strategy to a quasiscience, with laws and regularities, a science ready to be packaged as a mass consumption intellectual good. The originality of Jullien’s thought is thus paradoxical: to have found a striking depth in alleged truisms, to have dug deeper into what may seem self-evident — the strategic assumptions of two different civilizations — and, thus, to boldly reformulate the problem of the multiplicity of frameworks that give meaning to strategic thinking. While doing that, Jullien has also confronted us with a surprising externality: an elegant but forceful re-enchantment of the very notion of strategy.

Keywords: Strategy, uncertainty, surprise, decision making

Suggested Citation

Aligica, Paul Dragos, Efficacy, East and West: François Jullien’s Explorations in Strategy (2007). Comparative Strategy, (2007) 26:4, 325-337, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2149105

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