Mozi (fifth century B.C.) was an important political and social
thinker and formidable rival of the Confucianists. He advocated
universal love -- his most important doctrine according to which
all humankind should be loved and treated as one's kinfolk --
honoring and making use of worthy men in government, and
identifying with one's superior as a means of establishing uniform
moral standards. He also believed in the will of Heaven and in
ghosts. He firmly opposed offensive warfare, extravagance --
including indulgence in music and allied pleasures -- elaborate
funerals and mourning, fatalistic beliefs, and Confucianism.
Subjects: Philosophy, Religion
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