Monthly Archives: October 2010

Jia Yi, Power, and The Virtue vs. Law Debate in Early Han

Things have been a bit slow here recently, as I’ve been pretty busy.  Now I’ve got a little more time freed up to post some more–so expect a bunch of new book reviews soon and some other random thoughts on early Han ethics and political philosophy–this is what I’ve been most into lately, along with some issues in contemporary ethics (mainly surrounding “relativism”).

Anyway–I’ve been interested in the debate between Legalists and Confucians on effective government, which maps relatively well onto the debate between modernists and reformists in the Western Han.  There was a very interesting Continue reading