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Department of Philosophy

Ralph Weber

Ralph Weber, Prof. Dr.

  • Privatdozent (derzeit beurlaubt)


  • Comparative philosophy: questions concerning philosophy of comparison, sociological and political aspects of intercultural philosophy as well as programatic suggestions of a post-comparative philosophy
  • Chinese philosophy: classic and modern Konfuzianism, current political philosophy of the People's Republic of China
  • Global political theory and history of ideas: conceptual and methodological aspects of cross-linguistic and cross-cultural research as well as theoretical and practical questions of text interpretation

Curriculum vitae


Privatdozent and Venia Legendi for Philosophy, University of Zurich

(cumulative Habilitation "Tertium comparationis – Vergleichende Philosophie und Philosophie des Vergleichs")

Since 2016

Vice chair of the "Europäische Vereinigung für chinesische Philosophie"

Since 2014

Assistant professor (tenure-track) for European Global Studies, University of Basel

Since 2012

Co-editor for "Buchrezensionen (Europa), Philosophy East and West"

Since 2007

External instructor for history of political ideas and political theory, University of St. Gallen

2009 – 2014

Senior research assistant at the UFSP Asien and Europe, Co-management "Begriffe und Taxonomien", University of Zurich


Research stay at the Renmin University in Beijing

2008 – 2009

Postdoc at the UFSP Asien and Europa, University of Zurich

2002 – 2008

Research assistant at the chair of R. Kley for political sciences, University of St. Gallen

2000 – 2007

PhD University of St. Gallen supervised by R. Kley and Th. Fröhlich. Thesis: "Confucianism in a Pluralistic World – The Political Philosophy of Tu Weiming"


Research stay at the University of Hawai'i in Manoa and at the Beijing University

1994 – 2000

Lizenziat (lic.rer.publ.) in Staatswissenschaften. Thesis (2000) "Das Titelbild des 'Leviathan' von Thomas Hobbes – Rezension des Buches von Horst Bredekamp", supervised by A. Riklin


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