Xun Zi (Xunzi, Hsun Tzu, Hsun-tse, Hsun K'uang, Xun Kuang), c. 325 BC - 238 BC. Early Confucian scholar who led the Chinese philosophical tradition in a rationalistic direction. He argued that human nature is originally bad, and for that reason is often placed in opposition to Mencius, who argued that it is originally good.
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The School of Hsun Tzu
Short article reviewing the history and doctrines of this Confucian tradition. Part of the PHILTAR Overview of World Religions.
Xunzi and the Ancient Chinese Philosophical Debate on Human Nature
A 2002 article from Anthropoetics, by Herbert Plutschow. Reviews Xunzi's contribution to this debate and its legacy in East Asian thought.
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