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Workshop: “Self and Infinity”

par Mark van Atten (Archives Husserl, CNRS),
Hye Young Kim (Associate member of the Archives Husserl, ENS),
Ryota Akiyoshi (Keio Global Research Institute),
& Andrew Arana (Université de Lorraine, Archives Poincaré)

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The focus of this workshop is on the relations between the concepts of self and infinity in the context of Eastern and Western philosophies. As point of departure we take Kitaro Nishida’s paper “Logical understanding and mathematical understanding” of 1912, in which he seeks the source of infinity within the self. Nishida’s development soon led to a fruitful confrontation with phenomenology. We follow Nishida in widening the discussion to the self, consciousness, and world. Finally, we add robotics, which provides an opportunity to rethink the concept of self in a modern context.


DATE: March 20th, 2023
ROOM: Salle IHMC (Institut d’histoire moderne et contemporaine),
45 rue d’Ulm, main building, Escalier D, 3rd floor

9.00-9.45 • Yasuo Deguchi (Kyoto University)

“WE-Turn” of Freedom to “WE-Standard” for Ethics of AI and Robots

9.55-10.40 • Ryota Akiyoshi (Keio Global Research Institute) and Andrew
Arana (Université de Lorraine, Archives Poincaré)

Takeuti on finite and infinite sets

10.50-11.35 • Rein Raud (Tallinn University, Estonia)

The self between bounded infinities

13.25-14.10 • Hye Young Kim (Archives Husserl, École Normale Supérieure)

We as self: Ouri, Intersubjectivity and Presubjectivity

14.20-15.05 • Shigeru Taguchi (Hokkaido University)

The Mediated-Mediating Nature of Consciousness:
An Enactive and Phenomenological Exploration of the Twisted Loop between Body and World

15.15-16.00 • Francesco Maurelli (Constructor University)

Reconstructing the naïve theory of the self

The financial support of the following organisations and companies is gratefully acknowledged:

(1) Practical examination of ELSI on smartization of community through four-dimensional co-creation (Japan Science and Technology Agency, JST); (2) Toward Better “Smart WE” (Smart WE Project)  (the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, JSPS); (3) Comparative Studies on ‘Incapability’: Vulnerability and Fusion Nembutsu, KAKENHI 22K00011  (the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, JSPS); (4) Hitachi; (5) NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation)