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Han Feizi (c.280–233 BC)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-G046-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Han Feizi was the pre-eminent Legalist philosopher. The work attributed to him, the Han Feizi, is his conscious response to the general breakdown of civil order and the interminable inter-state struggle for survival and conquest during the Warring States period (463–222 bc). However, Han Feizi’s work transcends the particular circumstances that gave rise to it and addresses perennial philosophical issues that continue to remain relevant.

Citing this article:
Chang, Leo S.. Han Feizi (c.280–233 BC), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-G046-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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