Chinese Confucian philosopher (c.310–after 238 BCE)

Xunzi ( c. 310 – c. after 238 BCE) was a Chinese Confucian philosopher. Many people see him as the third greatest Confucian philosopher after Confucius and Mencius.[1] He was an advocate of the Theory of Evil Human Nature.[2]


  1. "Xunzi | Chinese philosopher | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Retrieved 2023-05-18.
  2. Goldin, Paul R. (2018), "Xunzi", in Zalta, Edward N. (ed.), The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2018 ed.), Metaphysics Research Lab, Stanford University, retrieved 2023-04-14