The Book of Master Mo

The Book of Master Mo


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Format
Paperback
Price
$20.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780141392103
  • 512  Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Very little is known about Master Mo, or the school he founded. However, the book containing his philosophical ideas has survived centuries of neglect and is today recognised as a fundamental work of ancient Chinese philosophy. The book contains sections explaining the ten key doctrines of Mohism; lively dialogues between Master Mo and his followers; a discussion of ancient warfare; and an extraordinary series of chapters that include the first examples of logic, dialectics and epistemology in Chinese philosophy. The ideas discussed in The Book of Master Mo—ethics, anti-imperialism, and a political hierarchy based on merit—remain as relevant as ever, and the work is vital to understanding ancient Chinese philosophy.
The Book of Master Mo

The Book of Master Mo

Mo Zi, Translator: Ian Johnston, Editor: Ian Johnston, Notes by: Ian Johnston, Introduction by: Ian Johnston

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