The Mozi and the Daodejing

Journal of Chinese Philosophy 41 (1-2):18-32 (2014)
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Abstract

The Mozi and the Daodejing are usually seen as fundamentally distinct and even opposed. In this article, I argue that they should be seen as emerging from a context of shared concerns and assumptions. The article begins by laying out initial commonalities between the two texts, offering a justification for discussing them together. The second part of the article will address their main points of difference, showing the Daodejing can be seen as working out tensions inherent in the Mozi. The third part of the article briefly considers textual sources that suggest hybrid positions between the Mozi and the Daodejing

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