Date Thesis Awarded

2013

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)

Department

Philosophy

Advisor

Christopher Freiman

Committee Member

Kevin Vose

Committee Member

Maria V. Costa

Committee Member

Timothy M. Costelloe

Abstract

The most notable and recent comparative studies of Mozi have classified the ancient Chinese philosopher as a divine command theorist and consequentialist. In reconsidering this controversial debate, this paper finds that Mozi, in fact, meets the qualifications of classical utilitarianism and, in fact, may even espouse a proto-rule-utilitarian theory of ethics.

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Comments

Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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