Asian Philosophy 23 (3):236-259 (2013)
AbstractIn this essay I revise, based on the notion of the ‘enlightened ruler’ or mingzhu and his critique of the literati of his time, the common belief that Han Fei was an amoralist and an advocate of tyranny. Instead, I will argue that his writings are dedicated to advising those who ought to rule in order to achieve the goal of a peaceful and stable society framed by laws in accordance with the dao.
Similar books and articles
Constraining the Ruler: On Escaping Han Fei's Criticism of Confucian Virtue Politics.Eirik Lang Harris - 2013 - Asian Philosophy 23 (1):43-61.
Xunzi and Han Fei on Human Nature.Alejandro Bárcenas - 2012 - International Philosophical Quarterly 52 (2):135-148.
Han Fei on the Problem of Morality.Eirik Lang Harris - 2013 - In Paul R. Goldin (ed.), Dao Companion to the Philosophy of Han Fei. Springer.
Han Feizi’s Thought and Republicanism.David Elstein - 2011 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 10 (2):167-185.
The Internal Morality of Chinese Legalism.Kenneth Winston - 2005 - Singapore Journal of Legal Studies:313-347.
The theory of persuasion in Han Fei Tzu and its impact on Chinese communication behaviors.Xing Lu - 1993 - Howard Journal of Communications 5 (1-2):108-122.
Bian Yuan Yu Fei Han: Ru Xue Ji Qi Fei Zhu Liu Chuan Bo.Lisheng Huang - 2010 - Tai da Chu Ban Zhong Xin.
Is the Law in the Way? On the Source of Han Fei’s Laws.Eirik Lang Harris - 2011 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 38 (1):73-87.
The Philosophical Foundations of Han Fei's Political Theory.Xiaobo Wang - 1986 - University of Hawaii Press.
The Sayings of Han Fei Zi: The Severe Code of the Legalist.Zhizhong Cai - 1991 - Asiapac.
Interpreting Lao.Han Fei - 2009 - In Thomas F. Cleary (ed.), The Way of the World: Readings in Chinese Philosophy. Shambhala.
Taking lessons from Lao.Han Fei - 2009 - In Thomas F. Cleary (ed.), The Way of the World: Readings in Chinese Philosophy. Shambhala.
Added to PP
Historical graph of downloads
Citations of this work
Genealogy as Meditation and Adaptation with the Han Feizi.Lee Wilson - 2022 - The Monist 105 (4):452-469.
Implications of Han Fei’s Philosophy for China’s Legal and Institutional Reforms.Mingjun Lu - 2016 - Journal of Chinese Political Science:1-18.
References found in this work
A Daoist Theory of Chinese Thought: A Philosophical Interpretation.Chad Hansen - 1992 - Oxford University Press.
The Situationist Critique and Early Confucian Virtue Ethics.Edward Slingerland - 2011 - Ethics 121 (2):390-419.
The World of Thought in Ancient China.Benjamin Isadore Schwartz - 1985 - Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.
Thinking through Confucius.David L. Hall & Roger T. Ames - 1987 - Philosophy East and West 41 (2):241-254.
Confucius Analects: With Selections from Traditional Commentaries.Edward G. Slingerland - 2003 - Hackett Publishing.