Eirik Lang Harris is an assistant professor of philosophy at City University of Hong Kong and a member of the Center for East Asian and Comparative Philosophy. Harris works on political philosophy and ethics in the Chinese tradition, as well as how Chinese philosophy can inform issues of contemporary importance to Western political philosophers and ethicists. He has published over a dozen journal articles, book chapters, and translations, and his forthcoming book the Shenzi Fragments: A Philosophical Analysis and Translation (Columbia University Press) examines the extant writings of Shen Dao, an early Chinese political thinker in the Legalist tradition.
WHEN Tuesday | 5 Apr, 2:00 PM
WHERE 238 HRCB
How is a student supposed to choose what sage to follow? The worry is not that they are unable to pick out the one unique sage, but that they might not be able to differentiate between a real sage like Xunzi and a fanatic like bin-Laden. This talk is accessible to students without a background in Confucianism and Chinese philosophy.