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Trenchant, sophisticated, and cynical, Han Feizi has been read in every age and is still of interest today when people are more than ever concerned with the. Read the full-text online edition of Han Feizi: Basic Writings (). from the hand of Han Feizi himself, but it illustrates the fond- ness of the Legalists for elucidating their pronouncements by concrete examples from history.

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It is at least at basc same level as the teachings of Aristotle. Alan rated it really liked it Jul 24, Every act should be judged on performance to day and in the future. Women and the Family in Chinese History. Han Feizi argues that in order for rewards and punishments to be correctly administered, the ruler must be able to correctly identify those individuals who deserve to be rewarded or punished.

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The power shih of a ruler consists of his ability to reward his ministers for serving faithfully, or of his ability to punish his ministers for not serving faithfully. Please review your cart. At Kobo, we try writimgs ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

What was the Feizi doctrine? Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Want to Read saving…. This means to ascertain if words differ from the job. Surgat rated it really liked it Jan 02, You submitted the following rating and review.


He doesn’t need to understand military strategy except to make it work in cohesion with his other policies agricultural production, trade, diplomatic relationships, etc and issue directives to his generals, nor should he ever expose himself to the dangers of combat or the drudgery ban running a farm.

Thanks for telling us about the wrtings. A History of Chinese Civilization. Set up a giveaway. Roger Boesche – – Asian Philosophy 15 2: Moreover, if punishments are not sufficiently severe, then those individuals nan are caught and punished for disobeying the ruler may not be sufficiently discouraged from committing further acts of disobedience.

Page Unfortunately this is something I find to be very annoying because it gives me a sense of taking away free will and personal opinion. If the achievement does not fit his jobs and the job does not fit his words, then he will be punished.

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Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Furthermore, this can be used as a supplementary text for other versions of Han Feizi. Writungs Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. The quoted chapter is not included in this English edition, title of which shall be translated as “signs of collapsing”: Han borrowed Shang Yang’s emphasis on laws, Shen Buhai’s emphasis on technique, and Shen Dao’s ideas on authority and prophecy, emphasizing that the autocrat will be able to achieve firm control over the state with the mastering of his predecessors methodologies: A brief analysis of commentaries indicated Han Feizi was the most philosophically engaging Legalist.


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The ruler should appoint the best performers as ministers. So why set aside a weekend to the study of a primary Legalist text now? The First Emperor of Ch’in wriitngs his writings and appears to have taken some of his advice to heart – it was known for its brutal administration – and lasted but a short time. Admonitions on Governing the People.

Han Feizi admits that if a ruler is benevolent, then that ruler will try to promote social justice and harmony.

Laws should be easy to understand by common people and no exceptions should be made for anybody regardless of status. Essentially, promoting a subordinate to a higher position because you like him rather than because he is a good Legalist minister invites ruination.

Josh Eskew rated it it was amazing Aug 20, By rectifying the names which are given to the responsibilities and duties of government, a wise ruler wrritings be able to properly determine the best means of promoting social order and stability. A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 11 2: A lot of the book read like a guide book for rulers on the proper way to rule, as well as punish.

Omens and Superstitions of Southern India. It supports a strict law and harsh punishments.