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Some socio-political concepts in the interpretation of confucians and mohists

The Mohists were extremely influential social reformers, one of the most famous and respected schools of thought in pre-imperial China. They played a significant part in shaping the early Chinese philosophical agenda. The methods used by the Mohists to substantiate their own theses surpassed their predecessors in clarity and argumentation. In the philosophical arena, Mozi's main rival was Confucius. In the teachings, there are a considerable number of similar ideas and views, which is due to the presence of a desire to change the situation in the country. However, of particular interest to the scientific community are differences in the methods of government administration, social policy, etc. This article attempts to compare and analyze some of the socio-political concepts of the two philosophical doctrines. The sources of the origin of the doctrines, their social base, some basic social and economic principles of their influence on the rate of development of the state are highlighted and described. Based on the analyzed information, a conclusion was made about the nature and reasons for the similarities and differences of some concepts in the teachings of Mo Di and Confucius.

Keywords: mohism, confucianism, jian ai, ren, yi, li, jie yong.

For citation:> Tukhtaeva E.R. Some socio-political concepts in the interpretation of Confucians and Mohists. Modern oriental studies. 2021; 3(3):

3 — 2021
Тухтаева Екатерина Рустамовна