Hwa Yol Jung

Hwa Yol Jung is emeritus professor of political science at Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Among his many publications are Rethinking Political Theory and The Crisis of Political Understanding.

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Winner of the 2012 Edward Goodwin Ballard Book Prize in Phenomenology

Transversal Rationality and Intercultural Texts · Essays in Phenomenology and Comparative Philosophy
By Hwa Yol Jung

Transversality is the keyword that permeates the spirit of these thirteen essays spanning almost half a century, from 1965 to 2009. The essays are exploratory and experimental in nature and are meant to be a transversal linkage between phenomenology and East Asian philosophy. Transversality is the concept that dispels all ethnocentrisms, including Eurocentrism.

“Hwa Yol Jung’s Transversal Rationality and Intercultural Texts is an astonishing collection of essays spanning over forty years of sustained and developed reflection on topics in phenomenological, comparative, and environmental thought by one of the leading voices in these areas. The author’s erudition is nothing short of dazzling. Original, far-reaching, and at times visionary, this work demonstrates philosophical thinking at the highest level. It sets a gold standard to follow for work in the area of comparative cross-cultural philosophy.”

Brian Schroeder, Chair of Philosophy, Director of Religious Studies, Rochester Institute of Technology




Rethinking Political Theory · Essays In Phenomenology and the Study of Politics
By Hwa Yol Jung

“With this volume Hwa Yol Jung solidifies his reputation as one of the foremost, perhaps the foremost spokesman of the phenomenological orientation in political theory and the study of politics…Erudite in its scholarship and lucid in style, the book deserves a wide readership among philosophers and social theorists.”

Fred Dallmayr, Political Studies