This book is a philosophy book for teenagers, which is also good to read for adults.
- Book Intro
(Enlgish) Humanities in My Hand: the Gate of Dream
In Seong, the hero of Humanities in My Hand: the Gate of Dream is a first grade student at middle school. However, the physical age does not matter and all of the readers of this book can be In Seong. It is because most adults might have passed through the period of the first grade middle school, some teenager readers may be in In Seong's age, and children will be in the future. In this sense, the authors says that we are all In Seong in Epilogue.
In this book, there appears various gate keepers ranging from Eastern philosophers such as Chuang-tzu and Lao-tzu, Western philosophers such as Socrates, Platon, and Nietzsche, scientists such as Galileo Galilei, explorers such as Columbus, to fairytale characters such as Alice and Oz. The philosophers in this book are not those who speak metaphysical philosophic terms in a serious manner but our neighbors who have casual conversation with In Seong.
This book never attmpts to infuse philosophical terms or concepts into the readers. With no information provided, there is no need to memorize anything. However, through the thinking pattern characterized with emotion and logic from the Western philosophy history, this book lets us learn a thinking system that allows us to fill our own thinking drawer. In addition, this book poses fundamental questions-for example, "who we are"-on human existence and tenaciously searches for the answers. This reflects the portrait of us who are embodied by In Seong. In this regard, this book is not only a required reading for teenagers but also a must-read for grown-ups who have yet to find where they go.
The author also says as follows in Prologue. "This book has a motto like this: a philosophy book for teenagers, which is also good to read for adults. We guess that adults know better than teenagers. However, this may be not the case for philosophy. Particularly in Korea, teenagers read more than adults because of several realistic circumstances. Therefore, it cannot be said that grown-ups are more knowful about philosophy. Rather, grown-ups may have more preconceptions about it. I hope that grown-ups treat humanities without prejudice like teenagers do. In this regard, this book is a required reading for not only adults but also teenagers."
(French) Les humanités dans mes mains, la porte des rêves.
Le livre présente des philosophes asiatiques tels que Chuang-tzu et Lao Tzu, des philosophes occidentaux tels que Socrate, Platon et Nietzsche, des scientifiques et des explorateurs tels que Galileo Galilei et Colomb, ainsi que des personnages de contes de fées tels qu'Alice et Oz comme gardiens de la pensée. Les philosophes ne sont pas les seuls à parler de termes philosophiques difficiles. C'est tout simplement l'image de notre voisin qui communique facilement avec Inseong, un élève de première année de collège.
Il n'y a aucune tentative d'injecter des termes ou des idées philosophiques dans ce livre. À travers le schéma de pensée du philosophe occidental "sentiment et raison", il enseigne un "système de pensée" qui peut remplir son propre "tiroir de pensée". Nous cherchons également avec persistance la réponse à travers les questions fondamentales de notre existence humaine, telles que "Qui suis-je ?".
- About the Author
As an elementary school student, Cho Sunwoo was full of curiosity and passion so that Cho made class newspapers including a four-frame comic strip with Cho’s talented friends and sold the papers to the classmates. Cho graduated from Pohang elementary school, Pohang girls' middle school, and Pohang girls' high school. After graduating from Yoengnam University as a philosophy major, Cho came up to Seoul in pursuit of Cho’s dream. Although Cho did not like going to school, Cho is deeply related to education. Cho completed a course in teaching at university and obtained a secondary teaching certificate. In addition, Cho also worked as a reporter accredited to Seoul City Office of Education for Education News of which main readers are middle- and high-school teachers.
Cho Sunwoo authored Writer Hunting, Wicked Dream Interpretation, How Can We Become a Book Sommelier, Pattern Recognition Reading Method (using Western Philosophy History), Humanities in My Hand: the Gate of Dream, and To You Who Dreams of Publishing, and the like. Humanities in My Hand: the Gate of Dream (written by Cho Sunwoo) was selected as Recommended Book by Teachers Who Make Warm World with Books (summer of 2018), and is expected to be introduced as an entry work in the 2019 Frankfurt International Book Fair.
Cho published articles titled New Contents Are Sources of National Wealth (December 24, 2010) and Society Where Hipocracy Dominates Everything (August 19, 2011) in Segye Ilbo. Currently, as the president of Noble with Books Publishing, Cho wholeheartedly tries to make creative, unique books wiht the slogan, "Doing Philosophy through Publication!."
Lee Aeyoung is an illustrator using artist name Hato (drawing calligrapher). She authored Irresistible Watercolor Calligraphy (2016). Her works include F&B brochures and wall illustrations at Starfield Hanam, Goyang, and Trade Center, F&B brochures for Shinsegye Department Store Gangnam and Daegu, and Shinsegye application illustrations, calligraphies in filmography videos of actors/actresses, for example, Jeon Do Yeon, Yu A In, Go Su, and Ryu Seong Ryong produced by CJ Entertainment, title calligraphies such as Stay With Me, New Po Cheong Cheon, and Location, and public transportation advertisement of Lezhin Comics.
She illustrated Pinocchio, Let's Go on a Trip with Economy, Humanities in My Hand: the Gate of Dream, Stories of Indians that Wind Tells, Answers to 30 Questions in Life, 13 Ways of Thinking that Makes You out of Tiresome Life, and the like.
Recommended Book by Teachers Who Make Warm World with Books in summer of 2018