Ynhui Park


Ynhui Park is better known in Korea by his pen-name Park Imun (박이문). He wrote a first thesis on Stéphane Mallarmé at the Sorbonne then moved to the US and did a second PhD on Merleau-Ponty. He taught philosophy for 20 years at Simmons College in Boston before returning to Korea. He is one of Korea's foremost philosophers. He has published several volumes of poetry in Korean and one in English.

Philosophy of the nest

2015 - London, Saffron Books

Shadows of the void

2014 - Seoul, Seoul Selection

Die Krise der technologischen Zivilisation und die asiatische Antwort

2013 - Wiesbaden, Reichert

L'ombre du vide: poèmes

2012 - Paris-Seoul, Atelier des cahiers

The crisis of civilization and Asian response

2012 - Seoul, Seoul National University Press

Schatten der Leere: Gedichte

2009 - Hamburg, Abera

IV Opening of the World Phenomenology Institute archives at Duquesne University: Presentations

with Sweeney Robert, Haney Kathleen, Trutty-Coohill Patricia, Tatematsu Hirotaka, Ryba Thomas, Wise Robert 2008 - Phenomenological Inquiry 32, pp.35
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Knowing and being

2008 - Philosophy and Culture 3, pp.1-13

Zerbrochene Wörter: Gedichte

2004 - Hamburg, Abera

Is intercivilizational dialogue possible?

2001 - Korea Journal 3, pp.5

Broken words

1999 - Seoul, Mineumsa

Man, language and poetry

1999 - Seoul, Seoul National University Press

Reality, rationality and value

1998 - Seoul, Seoul National University Press
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The artistic, the aesthetic and the function of art

1998 - in: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka (ed), The reincarnating mind, or the ontopoietic outburst in creative virtualities: Harmonisations and attunement in cognition, the fine arts, literature phenomenology of life and the human creative condition, Dordrecht, Kluwer, pp.271-286.

Essais philosophiques et littéraires

1997 - Seoul, Seoul National University Press
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Rationality and human dignity: Confucius, Kant and scheffler on the ultimate aim of education

1997 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 16 (1-2), pp.7-18
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The transfiguration of the world into an artwork: A philosophical foundation of environmental aesthetics

1996 - JTLA: Journal of the Faculty of Letters, the University of Tokyo, Aesthetics 20, pp.11-20
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The natural and the cultural

1995 - in: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka (ed), Heaven, earth, and in-between in the harmony of life, Dordrecht, Kluwer, pp.49-58.
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The destiny of the soul and the path of the Tao: Two philosophical anthropologies

1994 - in: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka (ed), From the sacred to the divine: A new phenomenological approach, Dordrecht, Kluwer, pp.275-291.
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The unity of being and individualization: A metaphysical odyssey

1991 - in: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka (ed), Husserl's legacy in phenomenological philosophies: New approaches to reason, language, hermeneutics, the human condition, Dordrecht, Kluwer, pp.199-211.

Reason and tradition

1990 - Tokyo, International Christian University
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The human condition: A perspectival view

1986 - in: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka (ed), The phenomenology of man and of the human condition II: The meeting point between occidental and oriental philosophies, Dordrecht, Reidel, pp.275-291.
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The reading as emotional response

1985 - in: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka (ed), Poetics of the elements in the human condition: the sea: From elemental stirrings to symbolic inspiration, language, and life-significance in literary interpretation and theory, Dordrecht, Reidel, pp.403-411.

Lao Tzu and Nietzsche: Wanderer and superman

1984 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 11 (4), pp.401-411
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Merleau-Ponty's ontology of the wild being

1983 - in: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka (ed), Soul and body in Husserlian phenomenology: Man and nature, Dordrecht, Kluwer, pp.313-326.
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The function of fiction

1982 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 42 (3), pp.416-424

Being and meaning in Merleau-Ponty

1981 - Seoul, Pan Korea
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Nietzsche selon la perspective taoïste: Grandeur et misère d'une idéologie

1981 - Revue de métaphysique et de morale 86 (3), pp.321-325

Poetic imagination and language: On the poetics of Bachelard

1980 - Korean Journal of Philosophy 14, pp.191-200
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Merleau-Ponty et la phénoménologie du sens: Une étude critique

1979 - Revue de métaphysique et de morale 84 (3), pp.343-365

To say the unsayable

1976 - Korean Journal of Philosophy 10, pp.115-132

An ontological interpretation of the concept of "expression" in the philosophy of Merleau-Ponty

1970 - Los Angeles, University of Southern California

L'idée chez Mallarmé

1966 - Paris, Centre de documentation universitaire