Established in 1946, the Department of Philosophy at Korea University has accomplished remarkable feats, and marched forward alongside international, as well as Korean, society for philosophy throughout its over half a century history. It pursues a comprehensive understanding and in-depth study of Eastern and Western philosophy to reach systematic perspectives on the world and the people in it. The academic journey of the Department of Philosophy is summarized as follows:
|The Department of Philosophy is established.
|The Department’s first six Bachelor’s degree holders graduate.
|The Department is incorporated into the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
|The first issue of the Journal of the Society of Philosophical Studies is published.
|The Department’s first Ph.D. graduates.
|The Society for Chinese Philosophy is established.
|The Society for the Korean History of Thought is established.
|An academic conference in celebration of the 50th Foundation Anniversary of the Department is held.
|The Institute of Philosophical Studies is established.
|An international conference in association with Universität Bremen is held and the Public Rationality Research Project is launched.
|The Mind-Body Program Research Project is launched.
|Professor Emeritus Sa-Soon Youn delivers a special lecture at College de France.
|The National Priority Research Project is launched.