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The Art of Chinese Philosophy: Eight Classical Texts and How to Read Them

Paul Goldin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691200798
eISBN:
9780691200811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691200798.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book provides an unmatched introduction to eight of the most important works of classical Chinese philosophy—the Analects of Confucius, Mozi, Mencius, Laozi, Zhuangzi, Sunzi, Xunzi, and Han ... More


China

Antony Black

in A World History of Ancient Political Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199281695
eISBN:
9780191713101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281695.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The theory of the Mandate of Heaven implied a single monarch who, as Son of Heaven, rules for the benefit of the people. His mandate depends upon his virtue. Confucius taught that the well-being of ... More


Mozi

Paul R. Goldin

in The Art of Chinese Philosophy: Eight Classical Texts and How to Read Them

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691200798
eISBN:
9780691200811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691200798.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter turns to the writings of Confucius' first great philosophical rival, Mozi, or Mo Di. From its obscure beginnings, Mohism quickly burgeoned into an influential philosophical school with a ... More


Mohism and Motivation

Chris Fraser

in Ethics in Early China: An Anthology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888028931
eISBN:
9789882209800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028931.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The purpose of this chapter is to elucidate the Mohist view of motivation and to defend it against this criticism. It shows that, in fact, the Mòzǐ presents a rich, nuanced picture of a variety of ... More


Morality and Art: A Little History

James Harold

in Dangerous Art: On Moral Criticism of Artworks

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197519769
eISBN:
9780197519790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197519769.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter sets out the main questions to be explored more fully in the chapters to follow. It does this by studying three well-known debates about morality and art: from classical China, the ... More


China

Antony Black

in A World History of Ancient Political Thought: Its Significance and Consequences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198790686
eISBN:
9780191833182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790686.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The theory of the Mandate of Heaven implied a single monarch who, as Son of Heaven, rules for the benefit of the people. His mandate depends upon his virtue. Confucius taught that the well-being of ... More


Reasons to Care: Redefining the Human Community in Mozi

Curie Virág

in The Emotions in Early Chinese Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190498818
eISBN:
9780190498832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190498818.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Mozi traced the basic problems of the world to unrestrained human emotions and desires, and proposed that solving these problems required properly directing these emotions and desires in a way that ... More


The Great Divergence: Mozi and Mencius on Justice and Humaneness

Tao Jiang

in Origins of Moral-Political Philosophy in Early China: Contestation of Humaneness, Justice, and Personal Freedom

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780197603475
eISBN:
9780197603505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197603475.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter demonstrates that it was in the hands of Mozi and his followers, the Mohists, as well as the self-professed followers of Confucius, especially Mencius and the Mencians, that the tension ... More


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