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Dr HARRIS, Eirik Lang
BA, Pomona College; MA, University of California, San Diego; MA, University of Michigan; PhD, University of Utah
Assistant Professor
Eirik Lang Harris received his BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Pomona College, an MA in Philosophy from the University of California, San Diego, an MA in Asian Language & Culture-Chinese from the University of Michigan, and his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Utah. He taught at Santa Clara University and Yonsei University's Underwood International College before moving to CityU in 2012. His research interests include Chinese philosophy (especially the political thought of Han Fei and Xunzi), comparative philosophy, and contemporary moral and political philosophy.
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Email: elharris@cityu.edu.hk
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Book:
The Shenzi Fragments: A Philosophical Analysis and Translation. Columbia University Press, 2016.
 
Articles:
 “The Dao of Han Fei.” In Justin Tiwald, ed., Oxford Handbook of Chinese Philosophy. New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2017.
 
 “Which Teacher Should I Choose? A Xunzian Approach to Distinguishing Moral Experts from Fanatics.” Journal of Religious Ethics.  Vol. 45, issue 3, September 2017, pp. 463-480.
 
 “Xunzi’s Political Philosophy.” In Eric L. Hutton, ed., Dao Companion to the Philosophy of Xunzi.  New York: Springer, 2016, pp. 95-138.
 
“Aspects of Shen Dao’s Political Philosophy.” History of Philosophy Quarterly, vol. 32, issue 3, July 2015, pp. 217-234.
 
“Legalism: Introducing a Concept and Analyzing Aspects of Han Fei’s Political Philosophy.” Philosophy Compass, vol. 9 issue 3, March 2014, pp. 155-164.
 
“The Role of Virtue in Xunzi’s Political Philosophy.” Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy, vol. 12, no. 1, March 2013, pp. 93-110.

“Constraining the Ruler: On Escaping Han Fei’s Criticism of Confucian Virtue Politics.” Asian Philosophy, vol. 23, no. 1, February 2013, pp. 43-61.

“Han Fei on the Problem of Morality.” In Paul R. Goldin, ed., Dao Companion to the Philosophy of Han Fei.  New York: Springer, 2013, pp. 107-131.