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The Spirit of Korean Philosophy: Six Debates and their Significance for Asian and Western Philosophy

THE INAUGURAL NAKPA CONFERENCE

Sponsored by Academy of Korean Studies, Korea

Thompson Alumni Center

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA

OCTOBER 22-24, 2014

 

WEDNESDAY, OCT 22

8:55 Greetings, Dr. J. David Boocker, Dean of Arts and Sciences

Session I: Buddhism in Korea

Presiding: Dr Laura Grams, University of Nebraska at Omaha

 

9:00 - 9:50 Dr. Jin Y. Park, American University

Logic and Awakening in Zen Buddhism

 

10:00 – 10:50 Dr. Halla Kim, University of Nebraska at Omaha

The True Mind and the Real Mind: Chinul and Kwŏn Kŭn on the Nature of the  Mind

 

11:00 – 11:30 PLENARY DISCUSSION

12:00 – 2:00 Luncheon, hosted by Prof. Tom Guttierre, Dean of International

                       Studies, Milo Bail Student Center, Chancellor Room

 

Session II. LI VS KI (QI), SAGE LEARNING and MORAL PSYCHOLOGY

Presiding: Dr. David Kim, University of San Francisco

 

2:00 – 2:50 Dr. Owen Flanagan, University, Duke University

Wholesome and Unwholesome Emotions: Good Qi and Bad Qi in Korean Philosophy

 

3:00 – 3:50 Dr. Bongrae Seok,  Alvernia University

Toegye’s and Kobong’s Moral Metaphysics of Li and Qi

 

4:00-4:30 PLENARY DISCUSSION

6:00 Dinner at MARU KOREAN GRILL

 

THURSDAY, OCT 23

8:30 Breakfast, Thompson Alumni Center

 

Session III: Buddhism vs (Neo)-Confucianism  

Presiding: Dr.  Bongrae Seok, Alvernia University

 

9:00 - 9:50 Dr.  Charles Muller, University of Tokyo, Japan

Philosophical Parameters of the Korean Confucian-Buddhist Debates of

the Goryeo and Joseon

 

10:00 –10:50  Dr. Eric Nelson, Hong Kong University of Science and

                          Technology/University of Massachusetts, Lowell

The Moral Psychology and the Way: The Joseon Debate between Buddhism and Neo-Confucianism

 

11:00 – 11:30 PLENARY DISCUSSION

 

Session IV: The Development of Chosŏn Neo-Confucianism

Presiding: Dr. Jin Y. Park, American University  

 

2:00 – 2:50 Dr.  Jung-Yeup Kim, Kent State University

Sŏ Kyŏngdŏk and John Dewey on Fulfilling Our Organic Capacities

 

3:00 – 3:50 Dr. Hyoung-chan Kim, Korea University, Korea

A Philosophical Elucidation of T’oegye Yi Hwang’s View of the

Confucian Academy

 

4:00-4:30 PLENARY DISCUSSION

 

FRIDAY, Oct 24

Session V:  Western/Eastern Learning

 

Presiding: Dr. William Melanson, University of Nebraska at Omaha

9:00 – 9:50 Dr. George Kallander, Syracuse University/Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

A Korean Way: the Tonghak Worldview of the Nineteenth Century

 

10:00 – 10:50 Dr. David Kim, University of San Francisco

Radical Enchantment in Tonghak Syncretism

 

11:00 – 11:30 PLENARY DISCUSSION

 

Session VI:  The Development of the Traditional Korean philosophy

 

Presiding: Dr. Halla Kim, University of Nebraska Omaha

 

1:00 – 2:00 Dr. Hwa Yol Jung, Moravian College

Transversal Geophilosophy as Ultimate Philosophia

2:00 – 3:00 Dr. Donald Baker, University of British Columbia, Canada

What Can We Learn from Tasan in the Twenty-first Century? Tasan’s Ethical Concerns and His Turn Toward the Concrete Particular

Students, staff and the public are welcome at all lectures. The Thompson Center is located at 67th and Dodge Streets on the University of Nebraska at Omaha campus. For inquiries, contact Prof. Halla Kim, (402) 554-3934 or email hallakim@unomaha.edu