해원상생 사상의 사회과학적 사유와 통일실천적 가치
Received: Aug 31, 2013 ; Accepted: Nov 19, 2013
Published Online: Jun 01, 2017
Korean reunification would be one of the greatest heaven-earth works by Gucheon Sangje in terms of the lasting paradise of the Later World. The Oseonwigi-gongsa describes what it will be around the Korean Peninsula. Furthermore, Haewon Sangsaeng is the very practical means in unifying the two Koreas.
What are the effectiveness of Haewon Sangsaeng, regarding Korean reunification in dealing with the social science? This researcher has found out three main impacts as follows: (1) it deals deeply with the cause of the social conflicts, and it could provide the solutions towards the Later World, (2) it highlights the great values and the potential abilities of human, and (3) it widens the research areas up to the heave-earth-human Samgye.
Dealing with Haewon Sangsaeng in the social science, researchers must consider the limit of the research, which are (1) the tenacity of researcher’s goal and the extremity of the research, (2) the possibility of a fallacy in doing the social science, and (3) the paradox of knowledge.
In conclusion, Haewon Sangsaeng has many fundamental and practical values when it comes to Korean reunification. First, it should be a very important virtue for the unification leadership and the Korean people. Second, it could heal the serious illness, rooted in the Korean War, and many internal conflicts between the right and the left ideologically. Finally, it also recover North Korean people’s severe pain and grief under the long-term dictatorship, and the heterogeneity between the South and North Korean people for 60 years.