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The Core Message of Xunzi’s Claim that Xing is Bad (Xing E)

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I am grateful to Philip J. Ivanhoe, Winnie Sung, Siufu Tang, Kwong-loi Shun, and two anonymous referees for their extremely helpful comments and criticisms on earlier drafts of this essay.

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Kim, D. The Core Message of Xunzi’s Claim that Xing is Bad (Xing E). Dao 19, 121–131 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11712-019-09707-x

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