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Author: Chris Fraser

-sufficient living off the land.3 The Mohist “school” is depicted as a flourishing, disciplined organization that attracts and trains students, recommends them for official posts or dispatches them on military assignments, and is supported by donations from them once they are employed. it is difficult to say to

In: The Mozi as an Evolving Text

, unless a specific teaching that explains it has survived. this problem is of course not special to early Chinese literature. to give just one 12 the term “sitz im leben” (‘setting in life’) was coined by the German old testament scholar herman Gunckel (1862–1932) and has since become established in

In: The Embodied Text
Author: Carine Defoort

does the “this” 此 of the conclusion refer to? it refers to his own interpretation of this moral imperative to care for others, arguing that someone who dedicates his life to the noble cause of ordering the world has to diagnose the political disease and subsequently suggest a remedy. Furthermore

In: The Mozi as an Evolving Text
Author: Ya Zuo

pitch standards. The timeless cosmic coherence shone again, this time through the living body of an aspirant monarch. 6 Conclusion In the Song, a harmonious melody not only pleased one’s ear, but also signified order and authority. Music’s ideological heft motivated Song

In: Powerful Arguments
Author: Ya Zuo

pitch standards. The timeless cosmic coherence shone again, this time through the living body of an aspirant monarch. 6 Conclusion In the Song, a harmonious melody not only pleased one’s ear, but also signified order and authority. Music’s ideological heft motivated Song

In: Powerful Arguments
Author: Roel Sterckx

Zhanguo thinker, with the exception of Mozi, assigns divine forces any significant role in political and social life.” see pines, Foundations of Confucian Thought, 55. pines’s statement holds only if one uses a very narrow definition of “divine forces” and excludes, for example, ancestral spirits.  11

In: The Mozi as an Evolving Text

, the power to take life was a jealously guarded prerogative of the emperor, and so homicide represented not just a terrible act of violence, but also a form of usurpation. 782 Therefore, solving homicides ranked among a local magistrate’s most important responsibilities, and he and his staff came

In: Powerful Arguments

, the power to take life was a jealously guarded prerogative of the emperor, and so homicide represented not just a terrible act of violence, but also a form of usurpation. 782 Therefore, solving homicides ranked among a local magistrate’s most important responsibilities, and he and his staff came

In: Powerful Arguments
Author: Mathew A. Foust

familiar and paradigmatic example of gongfu, its core meaning is the art of life in general, including efforts, methods, and cultivated and embodied methods of living well. Ni makes the case that instead of taking the human subject for granted as rational choice makers, gongfu takes ethics as mainly a

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In: Journal of Chinese Philosophy
Author: Donald Blakeley

, and how death will deprive us of such values.12 This might very well be true and it may function to motivate a sense of seriousness about using one’s time and resources well, but what is understood here is not death itself but the loss of life. Such a claim also supposes that the condition of death

In: Journal of Chinese Philosophy