The Shenzi Fragments: A Philosophical Analysis and Translation

2017.03.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Eirik Lang Harris, The Shenzi Fragments: A Philosophical Analysis and Translation, Columbia University Press, 2016, 173pp.,
Philosophy News image
2017.03.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Eirik Lang Harris, The Shenzi Fragments: A Philosophical Analysis and Translation, Columbia University Press, 2016, 173pp., $55.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780231177665. Reviewed by Franklin Perkins, University of Hawai'i at Manoa The two main extant lists of philosophers from the late Warring States Period -- one in the Xunzi and one in the Zhuangzi -- both mention a thinker named Shen Dao 慎到 or Shenzi 慎子 (Master Shen), suggesting he was among the most prominent philosophers of that time. Shenzi is thought to have lived from approximately 360-285 BCE and to have been part of the famed Jixia Academy, a group of scholars and advisors supported by the state of Qi. There are records of a book bearing his name in existence through the Tang dynasty, but then it disappeared. All we have now are fragments attributed to Shenzi that were passed down in other texts, similar to what we have in Europe from the... Read. . .

Continue reading . . .

News source: Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews // News

blog comments powered by Disqus