Date Thesis Awarded
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Bachelors of Arts (BA)
Maria V. Costa
Timothy M. Costelloe
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.
Mendenhall, Grace H., "Mozi: the Man, the Consequentialist, and the Utilitarian" (2013). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 772.
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