West-Eastern mirror discusses the formative cultural traditions in Germany/Europe and China with a special focus on the increasingly important aspects of “Virtue and morality”. At present, there are increasing difficulties in understanding the ‘other’ in their cultural framing. In view of the fact that economic or scientific exchange on an international level is a matter of necessity, in recent years the need to ensure the cultural prerequisites has become even more urgent. First, the title deals with the cultural influences in Europe (Judaism, Christianity, Enlightenment) and China (Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism). In the second part, the focus encompasses a dialogue of European philosophy, with Rousseau, Herbart, Gadamer and Hegel.
Ralf Koerrenz is Professor at the Institute of Education and Culture at Jena University.
Andreas Schmidt is Professor at the Institute of Philosophy at Jena University.
Klaus Vieweg is Professor at the Institute of Philosophy at Jena University.
Elisabeth Watts is postdoctoral researcher at Jena University.