Dao Companions to Chinese Philosophy

Dao Companion to the Philosophy of Han Fei

Editors: Goldin, Paul (Ed.)

  • A groundbreaking work that inquires into  aspects of Han Fei's philosophy that have been previously neglected
  • The first edited volume on Han Fei in English, bringing contemporary research to bear on one of the foremost thinkers of classical China
  • With contributions by specialists from a variety of disciplines, including philosophy, intellectual history, and religious studies
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About this book

Han Fei, who died in 233 BC, was one of the primary philosophers of China’s classical era, a reputation still intact despite recent neglect. This edited volume on the thinker, his views on politics and philosophy, and the tensions of his relations with Confucianism (which he derided) is the first of its kind in English.

Featuring contributions from specialists in various disciplines including religious studies and literature, this new addition to the Dao Companions to Chinese Philosophy series includes the latest research. It breaks new ground with studies of Han Fei’s intellectual antecedents, and his relationship as a historical figure with Han Feizi, the text attributed to him, as well as surveying the full panoply of his thought. It also includes a chapter length survey of relevant scholarship, both in Chinese and Japanese.

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From the book reviews:

“Goldin et al.’s multidisciplinary and erudite view on the Hán Fēizĭ is ultimately of twofold benefit. Firstly, it will please the specialist owing to the array of groundbreaking scholarship and, secondly, it will furnish a solid understanding of crucial issues in the study of Hán Fēi and legalism in general for those new to the subject, thus fulfilling what one would expect from an actual companion.” (Lukas Pokorny, Religious Studies Review, Vol. 40 (3), September, 2014)

“Dao Companion to the Philosophy of Han Fei, the book under review, is a milestone on the way to advancing the academic standing of this often misunderstood philosopher. Serving as an introduction or overview of Han Fei’s philosophy as well as an assessment of specific ideas and issues within Legalist thought and its relationship to Confucianism, this is a much needed book, a collection of essays, a true ‘companion.’” (Henrique Schneider, Dao, Vol. 13, 2014)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: Han Fei and the Han Feizi

    Goldin, Paul R.

    Pages 1-21

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  • From Historical Evolution to the End of History: Past, Present and Future from Shang Yang to the First Emperor

    Pines, Yuri

    Pages 25-45

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  • Shen Dao’s Theory of fa and His Influence on Han Fei

    Yang, Soon-ja

    Pages 47-63

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  • Submerged by Absolute Power: The Ruler’s Predicament in the Han Feizi

    Pines, Yuri

    Pages 67-86

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  • Beyond the Rule of Rules: The Foundations of Sovereign Power in the Han Feizi

    Galvany, Albert

    Pages 87-106

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eBook 154,69 €
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Hardcover 192,39 €
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Softcover 192,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dao Companion to the Philosophy of Han Fei
Editors
  • Paul Goldin
Series Title
Dao Companions to Chinese Philosophy
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4318-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4318-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4317-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9685-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 290
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