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The Shenzi FragmentsA Philosophical Analysis and Translation$
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Eirik Lang Harris

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231177665

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231177665.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
Source:
The Shenzi Fragments
Author(s):

Eirik Lang Harris

Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231177665.003.0001

This is a book on Shen Dao 慎到‎, or, more accurately, a book on Shen Dao’s political philosophy as viewed through the lens of the Shenzi Fragments慎子逸文‎, a relatively short set of fragments that credibly can be attributed to him.1 But why a book on Shen Dao? Among many contemporary educated Chinese, mentioning his name draws a blank stare. Even among those who work in the field of early Chinese intellectual history or philosophy, the name Shen Dao rarely calls to mind much of interest. Those who have read the ...

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