Mozi (Mòzǐ 墨子)

James D. SELLMANN

The philosopher Mozi and the school he founded offered a popular alternative to Confucian teachings. Mozi was unique among ancient philosophers in his belief that if an idea has been handed down from the ancient sages but does not benefit the people, it should be rejected.

The philosopher Mozi (Master Mo) was born in the state of either Song or Lu. He later served as a high official in Song. Scholars….

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