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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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Office: AC1-B7502
Phone: +852 3442 8911
Fax: +852 3442 0413
Email: elharris@cityu.edu.hk
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Book:
Fragments from an Early Chinese Political Theorist: A Philosophical Analysis and Translation of the Shenzi. Columbia University Press, forthcoming.

Articles:
“Aspects of Shen Dao’s Political Philosophy,” in 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”, in Philosophy Compass, vol. 9, issue 3, March 2014, pp. 155-164.

“The Role of Virtue in Xunzi’s Political Philosophy,” in 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", in Asian Philosophy 23.1 (February 2013), 43-61.

"Han Fei on the Role of Morality in Political Philosophy", in Paul R. Goldin, ed., Dao Companion to the Philosophy of Han Fei (New York: Springer-Verlag, 2012).

"Is the Law in the Way? On the Source of Han Fei's Laws", in Journal of Chinese Philosophy 38.1 (March 2011), 78-87.

"The Nature of the Virtues in Light of the Early Confucian Tradition", in Julia Tao, Philip J. Ivanhoe and Kam-por Yu, eds, Taking Confucian Ethics Seriously: Contemporary Theories and Applications, (Albany: SUNY Press, 2010), 163-182.