Sungkyunkwan University
EKP1: Modernity and the Emergence of Korean Philosophy
Sungkyunkwan University

EKP1: Modernity and the Emergence of Korean Philosophy

Taught in English

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

SO JEONG PARK

Instructor: SO JEONG PARK

Intermediate level
Some related experience required
12 hours to complete
3 weeks at 4 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • Examine the definitions of philosophy and Korean philosophy

  • Understand the changing concept of "philosophy" in the modern period, differentiating between historical and contemporary perspectives

  • Explore the concept clusters and their influence on East Asian culture, both historically and today

  • Explore the impact of Neo-Confucianism on Korean intellectual development and the emergence of Korean Confucianism

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There are 5 modules in this course

This week, we examine the definitions of philosophy and Korean philosophy. We will hear from fellow students on how they perceive the differences between these two terms. The course will also introduce the fundamental concept of philosophy as the pursuit of wisdom and enlightenment. Additionally, we will get an overview of key highlights in Korean philosophy.

What's included

5 videos2 readings1 assignment1 discussion prompt

In this week, we will cover the changing concept of "philosophy" in the modern period, differentiating between historical and contemporary perspectives. We will also explore how scholars engage in comparative philosophy today. In later lessons, the focus is on the conceptual history of "philosophy" and the importance of philosophizing. Additionally, we will gain insights into cross-cultural philosophy and its adaptability in different contexts.

What's included

6 videos1 reading1 assignment1 discussion prompt

In this week, we will get insights into Korean philosophy in the "After Philosophy" era, emphasizing how modern scholars engage in philosophizing in Korea. We will explore the concept clusters and their influence on East Asian culture, both historically and today. We also delves into contemplating Korean philosophy from cross-cultural perspectives and clarifies the term "incommensurability." Lastly, we will discover the ongoing process of concept clustering in contemporary Korea, illustrating its role in shaping the philosophical landscape.

What's included

8 videos1 reading1 assignment1 discussion prompt

In this week, we will focus on the origins of Korean philosophy, highlighting the influence of syncretism with Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism. We will also explore the impact of Neo-Confucianism on Korean intellectual development. The lessons introduce key terminology and the reasons behind Korean intellectuals endorsing Zhu Xi's Neo-Confucianism.

What's included

5 videos1 reading1 assignment1 discussion prompt

This week, we will cover the emergence of Korean Confucianism and the concept of the 'Copernican Turn' in Korean philosophy, providing insights into the transformation of imported Chinese Neo-Confucianism into Korean Neo-Confucianism. We will also explore the relationship between Heaven and Humans in Korean Neo-Confucianism. In the second lesson, we will delve into the term "Seong-li-hak" as the name for Korean Confucianism through adaptive innovation, understanding the core idea of 'Human as Heaven' and the unity of Heaven and Humans.

What's included

6 videos1 reading1 assignment1 discussion prompt

Instructor

SO JEONG PARK
Sungkyunkwan University
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