Monday, April 25, 2011

Return of the Mohists

"In ancient days, the Mohists criticized the Confucians for wasting too much time and money on elaborate funeral and mourning rites, but the Confucians countered that the funereal impulse is the root of all of our other moral impulses," reminds Carl Sensei, observing, "Same as it ever was" — NYTimes - As China's income gap grows, tombs are a target.

We've blogged before about "Confucius' earliest philosophical enemy" who "despised Confucians with a passion, regarding them as uptight, egotistical, pretentious, upper class, and characterized by a mindless devotion to empty rituals" — Mo Tzu and More Mo Tzu.

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