shortcut to content
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Sun Kyeong Yu

Page address:

Sun Kyeong Yu

Professor of Philosophy

Office: Armstrong Hall 218Q

Yu's Faculty Webpage

  • Courses 

PHIL101W Mind-Body Problem

PHIL110 Logic & Critical Thinking         

PHIL112W Scientific Reasoning

PHIL122W Introduction to Asian Philosophy 

PHIL358W Topics in Asian Philosophy

PHIL474/574 Philosophy of Mind

PHIL475/575 Philosophical issues in Cognitive Science

PHIL480/580 Philosophy of Science

PHIL481/581 Philosophy of Biology           

  • Education  

Ph.D. 2008, Philosophy, Duke University

M.A. 2005, Philosophy, Duke University 

M.Sc. 1990, Molecular Biology, Seoul National University, Korea

B.Sc. 1988, Biology, Seoul National Unversity, Korea 

  • Representative Publications


Enlightenment and History: Theory and Praxis in Contemporary Buddhism (translated a Korean-language book to English with Dr. Chang-Seong Hong) Bulkwang Publishing, Korea, 2017 

Philosophy of Biology Thinking Power Publisher, Korea, 2014


24 essays for "Buddhism and Bioscience" (authored with Dr. Chang-Seong Hong), Buddhism and Culture (Korean-language monthly Buddhist Magazine), September 2016 ~ August 2018   

"Major Issues in the Philosophy of Biology" Philosophy and Reality, Korea, 2011

"Who's Afraid of Gory Details?" Proceedings of the XXII World Congress of Philosophy, 2008

"Reduction and Progress in Biology" The International Journal of the Humanities, 2007