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  • n. A Chinese philosophy based on the doctrines of Mozi and his followers, especially the concept of universal love.

Etymologies

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From Moh, former transliteration of the first syllable of Mozi, Chinese philosopher (c. 470-391 BC), Chinese 墨子 (Mòzǐ).

Examples

  • Classic introduction to classical Chinese thought, Taoism, Mohism, Confucian thought, legalism etc.

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  • This characterization of benefit and harm in terms of psychological attitudes is a remarkable shift from earlier Mohism.

    Mohist Canons

  • As in early Mohism, “benefit” (li) is the fundamental standard of what is moral or right (yi), which underlies moral duties and virtues: “Morality is benefit”

    Mohist Canons

  • One important difference from earlier Mohism is that the later texts seem to abandon the idea of grounding ethics or social norms in

    Mohist Canons

  • Mohism never achieved a position of dominance or orthodoxy, but at its peak in the 4th and 3rd centuries BCE, no school was more influential.

    Mohism

  • Mencius, in the text purporting to be a record of his teachings, explicitly sets himself to the task of defending Confucianism not only against Mohism but the teachings of Yang Zhu.

    Chinese Ethics

  • This article will introduce ethical issues raised by some of the most influential texts in Confucianism, Mohism, Daoism, Legalism, and Chinese Buddhism.

    Chinese Ethics

  • Shortly after his passing, around 500 B.C.E., a variety of philosophical teachings emerged, including those associated with Daoism, Mohism, and Legalism.

    Japanese Confucian Philosophy

  • One is there is no correct way to use a name so contrary to Mohism, no standard is “nature's” constant standard of choice of a dao.

    Taoism

  • However, Mohism did advocate a first order normative dao and followed Confucianism in the assumption that an orderly society needs to follow a single constant dao.

    Taoism

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