Types of Papers: Argument/Argumentative

Mozi (Mo Tzu: ca. 490-403 BC) was China's first true philosopher. Mozi pioneered the argumentative essaystyle and constructed the first normative and political theories. He formulated a pragmatic theory of languagethat gave classical Chinese philosophy its distinctive character. Speculations about Mozi's origins highlightthe social mobility of the era. The best explanation of the rise of Mohism links it to the growth in influenceof crafts and guilds in China. Mohism became influential when technical intelligence began to challengetraditional priestcraft in ancient China. The "Warring States" demand for scholars perhaps drew himfrom the lower ranks of craftsmen. Some stories picture him as a military fortifications expert. Hiscriticisms show that he was also familiar with the Confucian priesthood.

The research report must be written in a critical or argumentative essay style (see Q Manual)

Hi simon,
I wanted to know that in an essay that contains "what are your views on the issue?" should we write it in the argumentative essay style (describing only the side we support)or in a discussion essay (describing both sides)style?


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In the first half of the book, described above, Wolf uses an argumentative essay style to make his general case for globalization

Mo Tzu or Mozi ( 490-403 BC) was China's first true philosopher who lived in the Age of Warring States, the Ages of Spring and Autumn. Mozi pioneered the argumentative essay style and constructed the first normative and political theories. He formulated a pragmatic theory of language that gave classical Chinese philosophy its distinctive character. Speculations about Mozi's origins highlight the social mobility of the era. The best explanation of the rise of Mohism links it to the growth in influence of crafts and guilds in China. Mohism became influential when technical intelligence began to challenge traditional priestcraft in ancient China. The "Warring States" demand for scholars perhaps drew him from the lower ranks of craftsmen. Some stories picture him as a military fortifications expert. His criticisms show that he was also familiar with the Confucian priesthood.