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Frontiers of Philosophy in China

Front. Philos. China    2017, Vol. 12 Issue (4) : 612-632
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A Phenomenological Approach to the Korean “We”: A Study in Social Intentionality
Hye Young Kim()
Institut Jean Nicod, école Normale Supérieure, Paris 75005, France
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This paper explores the phenomenological concept “we” based on a pre-existing understanding of traditional phenomenology alongside a new aspect of the concept by introducing an analysis of “we” in Korean. The central questions of this paper are whether the “we” can be understood as more than a collection of individuals, whether the “we” can precede both “I” and “thou,” and whether the “we” as an extension of the “I” or an extended self should necessarily mean the plural of the “I.”

Keywords intersubjectivity      subjectivity      the “we      ” phenomenology      Korean language     
Issue Date: 11 January 2018
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Hye Young Kim. A Phenomenological Approach to the Korean “We”: A Study in Social Intentionality[J]. Front. Philos. China, 2017, 12(4): 612-632.
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