Mo Ti


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Mo Ti:

see Mo-TzuMo-Tzu
or Mo Ti
, c.470 B.C.–391 B.C., Chinese philosopher. His teachings, found in The Mo Tzu, emphasize universal love—that people should love all others as they love their own families and states.
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Chinese writers had discovered by experiments with screens, pagodas and pinholes that light travels in straight lines, and the philosopher Mo Ti was probably the first to record the formation of an inverted image with a pinhole and screen.
Mo Ti was aware that objects reflect light in all directions, and that rays from the top of an object, when passing through a hole, will produce the lower part of an image.
Third, the title and structure as well as the name and characteristic speech of the key figure in Brecht's Buch der Wendungen ("Book of Twists and Turns," if you wish) all draw on the age-old tradition of Chinese philosophizing, and on Confucius's foe Mo Ti (or Mo-tzu, or Micius) in particular, thereby creating both a latter-day socio- and historico-philosophical manual of wisdom and a charming if sometimes quite cryptic literary chinoiserie.