Sun Xiaoling
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Xiaoling Sun


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Office: Guanghua W. Tower, 2416

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Xiaoling Sun, Professor. Xiaoling Sun has been a faculty member in the School of Philosophy since Sep. 2006. Her research focuses mainly on (1) Phenomenology and ethics. In this area she published two books concerning respectively with the problem of intersubjectivity in Husserl’s and Levinas’s thought, and with the ethical implications of Heidegger’s thinking. (2) Study of moral and political philosophy. On this respect, she writes extensively on Kant, Hume, Rawls and others. Presently, she is devoted herself mainly to a critical investigation into the most recent revival of Kant Studies since H. J. Paton, which will focus on Rawls’s appropriation of Kant’s practical philosophy.




Loyola University at Chicago, 1999.9-2004.8Ph.D

Northwestern University1997.7-1999.9

Beijing University 1994.9 1999.7M.A.

Shenzhen University 1985.9-1989.7B.A


Teaching Positions:

School of Philosophy, Fudan University(2006.9- present)



Research Interests:

Phenomenology (Husserl, Heidegger and Levinas), Modern and contemporary Ethics and political Philosophy (continental and Anglo-American) (Esp. Kant, Hume and Rawls, modern and contemporary liberalism)





Being and Ethics: Ethical Implications of Heidegger’s Thinking ( 2015.11)

From Absolute Ego to the Absolute Other: problem of intersubjectivity in Husserl’s and Levinas’s thinking (2009.3)

Academic Papers:

1. Evil or the Decline of Morality: On Hegel’s Critique of Kantian Morality

2. A Dimension of Intersubjectivity in Rawls’s Theory of Justice: Concerning Sandel’s criticism

3. Virtue Ethics and Moral Elitism: A study of McIntyre’s “Practice”

4. Is Moral Sentiments Natural or Non-natural? The problematic of David Hume’s “Artificial Virtue”

5. Ethics of Respect and Mutual Respect: An analysis of Rawls’s “Mutual Disinterest”

6. Sin and Freedom: Heidegger and St. Augustine

7. From Reason to Will: Heidegger’s ontological Interpretation of Kant’s “freedom”

8. Sympathy and Moral Judgment: On the change of David Hume’s “sympathy”

9. Paradox of autonomy and Rawls’s Contractual solution

10. Justice and Beyond Justice: In-depth Analysis of Rawls’s Difference Principle


Kant’s ethical theory (Groundwork to the Metaphysics of morals and 2nd Critique)

Kant’s theory of Right(Metaphysics of morals: Rechtlehre)

Kant’s Virtue Ethics (Metaphysics of morals: Tugendlehre)

Kant’s 3rd Critique

David Hume’s moral and Political philosophy;

David Hume and moral sentimentalism

Rawls’ Political Philosophy (Theory of Justice and Political Liberalism)

Classic Social Contract Theory (Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau)

Contemporary Ethical Perspectives (theory and Practice) (English Course)




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