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The Four-Seven Debate
The Four-Seven Debate (March 1994)
An Annotated Translation of the Most Famous Controversy in Korean Neo-Confucian Thought
Michael C. Kalton - Author
Oaksook C. Kim - With
Sung Bae Park - With
Young-chan Ro - With
Tu Wei-ming - With
Samuel Yamashita - With

This book is an annotated translation, with introduction and commentary, of the correspondence between Yi Hwang (T'oegye, 1500-1570) and Ki Taesung (Kobong, 1527-1572) and between Yi I (Yulgok, 1536-1584) and Song Hon (Ugye, 1535-1598), known as the Four-Seven Debate, the most famous philosophical controversy in Korean Neo-Confucian thought. The most complex issues and difficult tensions in the great Neo-Confucian synthesis are at the juncture betwe...(Read More)
The Korean Neo-Confucianism of Yi Yulgok
The Korean Neo-Confucianism of Yi Yulgok (July 1988)
Young-chan Ro - Author

"The book is clearly, concisely written and discusses complex ideas in an approachable manner. It gives a comprehensive introduction to all major points of Yulgok's thought, placing him within the context of the Neo-Confucian tradition as a whole, as well as his contemporary Korean philosophical environment, while adding an interesting critique from the Western philosophical perspective, based on the work of Heidegger and Gadamer. It also includes...(Read More)
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