The Graduate School of Korean Philosophy aims to discover the identity of Korean philosophy and promote its development through in-depth study :
Broadly studying Buddhist philosophy and Taoism centered on Korean Confucianism
In-depth study of the inherent ideas that make up national spirit before the introduction of the three philosophies--Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism-- as the conventional philosophy to explore the identity of Korean philosophy
Establishing the universality of Korean philosophy through exploration of philosophical questions deriving from accepting western ideas after the turn of the century
The Graduate School of Korean Philosophy aims to discover the identity of Korean philosophy and promote its development through in-depth study.
Hong ik In gan (contributing to the wellbeing of mankind)
Cultivating matured, talented individuals who realize the SKKU ideals on the basis of humanitarianism
Establishing a Korean philosophical identity
Jae Sae Yi Hwa (ruling the world with reason)
Establishing proper personal values and global views for world peace
Setting the universality for Korean Philosophy
2. Courses and Curriculums
Korean philosophical history in early-medieval period and turn of the century period separately, and introduce Korean conventional philosophies of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism while extensively reading important philosophical theories
Lecture on Original texts of Korean Philosophy: This course aims to get basic knowledges of Korean Philosophy and develop the ability to understand original texts, by adapting and reading the works valued great achievements in History of Korean Philosophy.
Studies in Korean Philosophy of Modern times and Contemporary: This course offers the paradigm of the development of the practical learning in late Cho-sun with readings of sayings and writings of some important thinkers for students to understand the spirit of the Korean practical learning, notably 'utilize the reality and seek for the truth.' In this course, students are also expected to investigate the relatedness of the practical learning and the attitude objecting the foreign culture and power to understand the practicality of Confucianism.
Studies in Korean Yang-Ming Philosophy: Korean Yang-Ming-Hak had led against Korean Neo-Confucianism after the middle years of Cho-sun era, and is related to Silhak and acceptance of Western study. In this course, you will examine the thoughtful features of Yangminhak by studying Jung Je-doo, Kangwha school in specific.