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Mo-Tzu (mô-dzŭ) or Mo Ti (mô) (dē), 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. He also advocated moderation in social affairs, including funeral rites. At first a rival of Confucianism, Moism vastly declined in influence after about 200 years.


See his basic writings, tr. by B. Watson (1963).

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