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Digital Workshop Series "Digital Dialogues 數字對話" #13: Comparisons and Transcultural Dialogues: Universal Love in Mohism and Christianity

17.05.2023 | 12:30 - 14:00

Im Rahmen der Digital Workshop Series "Digital Dialogues 數字對話" diskutieren Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler verschiedene Teilaspekte und Fragestellungen des Verbundprojekts.

Comparisons and Transcultural Dialogues: Universal Love in Mohism and Christianity

May 17, 2023, 12.30 - 2 PM (Heidelberg), 6.30 - 8 PM (Shanghai)

This Digital Dialogue is co-organized by the Heidelberg team of the project “Epochal Life Worlds: Man, Nature and Technology in Narratives of Crisis and Change” and the Confucius Institute at the University of Heidelberg with its partner university, Shanghai Jiaotong University. Wu Yun, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Jiaotong University, and Thorsten Moos, Professor of Theology at the Heidelberg University, will engage in a dialogue on justifications of and engagements with ‘universal love’, with the potential of comparative ethics and universalist claims.


Yun WU is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. She received her PhD in 2012 from the Tsinghua University's Department of Philosophy. Her dissertation topic was Locke and Rawls: Liberalism’s Contractual Justification of Toleration. For several years she tried to gain insight into toleration, equality, utility, and justice in political philosophy from comparative perspective. Most of her research publications are related to these subjects, such as “Is Mohism Really Li-promotionalism?” Asian Philosophy: An International Journal of the Philosophical Traditions of the East, 31:4, 430-440 (2021), “The Mohist Notion of Gongyi公義”,Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy, 19:269-287 (2020), and so on. Her academic interests include Mohism, Confucianism, and Chinese modern philosophy.

Thorsten Moos studied Theoretical Physics and Protestant Theology in Regensburg and Berlin as well as at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, where he also received his PhD. From 2010 to 2017 he was head of the research area "Religion, Law, Culture" at the Forschungsstätte der Evangelischen Studiengemeinschaft (FEST) in Heidelberg. His habilitation at Ruperto Carola was followed in 2017 by a call to a professorship at the Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal / Bethel. From 2019 on, he was head of the Institute for Diaconia Science and Diaconia Management there. Since 2021, Thorsten Moos has been Professor of Systematic Theology / Ethics at the Theological Seminary of Heidelberg University. His research interests include bioethics and medical ethics as well as theological anthropology and the concept of illness.


The event will take place on zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89881569191?pwd=QmZ5N25waCs5NVl5QkJGdWxQTFpDdz09