The Religious-Mythical Attitudes of the East Asians and Husserl’s Phenomenology

  • Sang-Ki Kim
Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 47)


I ask two questions: first, is the task of reevaluating the religious-mythical attitudes of the East Asians significant? And second, is Husserl’s phenomenology relevant for such a task? It is easy to argue for the need to reappropriate traditional attitudes in order to critically reflect on the problems of modernization. Common sense accounts of compelling problems, such as the environmental crisis, make a good case for the significance of such an attempt. But the second question is not so easy because Husserl categorically dismisses China, India, and all non-European civilizations as philosophically irrelevant and alien to his transcendental phenomenology.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sang-Ki Kim
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  1. 1.Southern Illinois University at EdwardsvilleUSA

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