Mo tzu / Edition 1

Mo tzu / Edition 1

by Burton Watson, Geoffrey Charles Evans
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231130015

ISBN-13: 9780231130011

Pub. Date: 07/07/2003

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Mozi (fifth century B.C.) was an important political and social thinker and formidable rival of the Confucianists. He advocated universal love—his most important doctrine according to which all humankind should be loved and treated as one's kinfolk—honoring and making use of worthy men in government, and identifying with one's superior as a means of

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Mozi (fifth century B.C.) was an important political and social thinker and formidable rival of the Confucianists. He advocated universal love—his most important doctrine according to which all humankind should be loved and treated as one's kinfolk—honoring and making use of worthy men in government, and identifying with one's superior as a means of establishing uniform moral standards. He also believed in the will of Heaven and in ghosts. He firmly opposed offensive warfare, extravagance—including indulgence in music and allied pleasures—elaborate funerals and mourning, fatalistic beliefs, and Confucianism.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231130011
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
07/07/2003
Series:
Translations from the Asian Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
140
Sales rank:
1,054,815
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 7.94(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Outline of Early Chinese HistoryIntroductionHonoring the WorthyIdentifying with One's SuperiorUniversal LoveAgainst Offensive WarfareModeration in ExpenditureModeration in FuneralsThe Will of HeavenExplaining GhostsAgainst MusicAgainst FatalismAgainst ConfuciansIndex

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