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Prof. Dr. phil. Gregor Paul
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Former Karlsruhe University



Main interests
  • philosophy of logic, philosophy of science, methodology of humanities
  • philosophical aesthetics
  • philosophy of human rights
  • comparative philosophy (with particular regard to traditional Chinese and Japanese philosophy).

Academic degrees, and positions held:
  • 1970/71 university degrees ("Staatsexamen") in philosophy, mathematics, and German studies
  • 1976 PhD
  • 1985 habilitation degree in philosophy
  • 1971-79 senior high school teacher
  • 1979-1993 (with interruptions) German Academic Exchange Lecturer, Associate Professor, and/or Guest Professor of German studies, and philosophy in Japan and in the PR of China.
  • Since 1993: apl. Professor of Philosophy, Academic Advisor to the Japanese Culture Center in Düsseldorf
  • Since 1998: President of the German China Association
  • 1999-2000: Director of the Euro-Asian Academy of Culture and Economics in Achern
  • 2003-2005 Participation in the project "The Book of Mencius and the Human Rights Issue" at Bochum University
  • 2005-2006 Visiting Professor of Philosophy at Kyoto University (Japan)
  • August 2011-October 2011 Research Fellow at the Lumbini International Research Institute (Nepal)
  • 2012-2013 Participation in the project "The Universality of Gomyo's (a Japanese Buddhist scholar, 8th-9th century) Theory of Logic"
Some English publications:
  • Philosophical Theories of Beauty and Scientific Research on the Brain. Beauty and the Brain, ed. I. Rentschler (Basel, Boston, Berlin, 1989)
  • Aspects of Confucianism (München: Peter Lang, 1990).
  • Equivalent Axioms of Aristotelian, or Traditional European, and Later Mohist Logic: An Argument in Favor of the Universality of Logic and Rationality. Epistemological Issues in Classical Chinese Philosophy, ed. H. Lenk and G. Paul (SUNY, 1993).
  • Reflections on the tertium non datur: theories and applications in Chinese and European philosophies. Democracy in Asia, ed. M. Schmiegelow (New York: St Martin's Press, 1997).
  • Together with Hans Lenk: "Logic and Culture [...]", in: Mitteilungsblatt [der DCG], 2009, pp. 42-58.
  • Confucian notions of Criticism: An Important Contribution to a Valid Theory of Humaneness. In: TENG Wensheng und SHAN Chun, ed., Confucianism and Its Current Missions, Beijing: Jizhou Press, 2010, vol. 4,  pp. 194-213.
  • "The Notion of Human Dignity in Intercultural Context." In: Mitteilungsblatt [der DCG], 2011, pp. 57-61.
  • "China and Religious Diversity: Some Critical Reflections". In: Religious Diversity in Chinese Thought, hg. von Perry Schmidt-Leukel und Joachim Gentz, New York: Palgrave Macmillan 2013, S. 39-50.
  • "The Notion of Human Dignity in Intercultural Context". In: Path to World Harmony, Beijing: Xinhua 2012. ISBN: 978-7-5166-0232-4.
  • "Kūkai's 空海 (774-835) Philosophy of Language." In: Philosophica N. 39-40, 2011, Instituto de Filosofia, Pontificia Universida Catolica de Valparaiso, Valparaiso 2013, S. 143-165.
  • "Confucian Universalism as a Driving Force of Humanity: The Timeless Lesson of Japanese Confucianism." In: Confucianism in Intercultural Perspectives: Modern Developments. Papers from the Forth International Conference of Sincology. Taipei: Academia Sinica, 2013.
  • "Logic in the Book of Mencius". In: New Perspectives of Mencius Studies, Beijing.
  • Dignāgean Logic: Its character as term logic and its specific way of formulating universally valid logical laws.
    In: Logic in Buddhist Scholasticism, ed. Gregor Paul, Lumbini (NEPAL): LIRI 2015, S. 243-254.
  • Methodology forever and again. 
    In: Logic in Buddhist Scholasticism, ed. Gregor Paul, Lumbini (NEPAL): LIRI 2015, S. 11-30.
  • History of Logic in China: 5 Questions. In: History of Logic in China: 5 Questions, hg. von Fenrong Liu & Jeremy Seligman, Automatic Press/VIP 2015, ISBN-10/87-92130-54-2, S. 187-191.

Co-editor of several academical journals
2016, November 12