Kah Kyung Cho

SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, Emeritus
General Editor, Orbis Phaenomenologicus
Ph.D., Heidelberg

Contact information:

125 Park Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260-4150

Phone: (716) 645-0144
Email: kcho@buffalo.edu

Personal Website: Kah Kyung Cho

Dr. Cho.

Areas of Specialization

Phenomenology; Hermeneutics; Contemporary German Philosophy (19th and 20th Century German Philosophy); East-West Comparative Philosophy.

Current Research

Phenomenological Ethnomethodology; Methodology of Human Sciences.

East-West comparative philosophy has entered a new phase. Today what matters is an "internal" attempt at "rapprochement" rather than an "external" survey of similarities and differences. Internal attempts were made by Hegel in his own limited way, but more seriously by Leibniz in his spirit of mutual "East-West accord". My current work has its basis in Leibniz, drawing also from J. Needham's moral and eco-ethical insights.


Nineteenth Century Philosophy

German Philosophy


Asian Philosophy

Selected Publications

  • "Phenomenology as an Idea of Bridging Cultural Divide," in Comparative Political Theory and Cross-Cultural Philosophy, ed. Jin Y. Park, Lexington Books, 2009.
  • Phänomenologie in Korea (ed.), Freiburg, 2001.
  • Phänomenologie der Natur (ed.), Freiburg, 1999.
  • Bewusstsein und Natursein, Phänomenologischer West-Ost Diwan, Freiburg 1987 (Japanese translation, 1994).
  • Philosophy and Science in Phenomenological Perspective (ed.), Phaenomenologica 95, Dordrecht 1984.