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Reading Session on just 2 pages #3 --What is dialogue? -- Viewed by clinical philosophy and sustainability science

2014-9-10 (Wed) 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Reading Session on just 2 pages -- The road to Scholarship starts from the two-page spread

This is a program for sharing research results at Osaka University with participants. In the expectation that a reading session will help researchers at Osaka University to come up with new ideas about research through communication with participants, and as part of the Program for Promoting the Improvement of Research Universities sponsored by MEXT, the Administrative Office for Large-Scale Education and Research Projects is holding a reading session #3 on Wednesday, September 10.

Reading Session #3: What is dialogue? -- Viewed from clinical philosophy and sustainability science


  • MATSUKAWA Eri, Specially Appointed Researcher, Center for the Study of Communication-Design, Osaka University
  • HARA Keishiro, Specially Appointed Associate Professor, Center for Environmental Innovation Design for Sustainability, Osaka University

Don't you think that we have greater opportunity to hear the word dialogue in occasions when people talk about business, town planning, or science and technology? University researchers often set up forums for dialogue. Contrary to chatting or discussing, what is the meaning and power of dialogue in society? This reading session will introduce two books about sustainability science and clinical philosophy which put emphasis, when putting research into practice, on connections and having dialogue with people from different backgrounds. How about joining us to listen to two researchers and their different approaches to dialogue and consider the ways in which dialogue shapes society.

Date & Time: Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 6:00 ~ 8:00 p.m.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Venue: Re Raguze Seminar Room, Risona Private Salon, Umeda Branch, Resona Bank, 24th floor, Umeda Hankyu Bulding Office Tower, 8-1 Kakuta-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka
There is no fee for attending this event.

Seating space in the venue: 30

Registration is necessary. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until all seats are filled.

Making Application

Applications will be accepted from 9:00 p.m. on Monday, August 18 on this website.

Introduction of books (All books are in Japanese.)

  • Clinical Philosophy Series #2 -- How to Make a Philosophy Café, supervised by WASHIDA Kiyokazu, edited by Cafe Philo, Osaka University Press, 2014

Outline of the book: Persons who happen to be at a philosophy café, talk and think about themes. Looking back, philosophy cafés developed from groups begun by Osaka University's Clinical philosophy Laboratory. This book takes a look at the possibilities for setting up a forum for dialogue and questions what philosophy can do for society after the earthquake of March 11, 2011.

  • Exploring Sustainability Science -- for Environmental Innovation, jointly authored by HARA Keishiro and UMEDA Yasushi, edited by Center for Environmental Innovation Design for Sustainability, Osaka University, Osaka University Press, 2011

Outline of the book: The idea of Sustainability Science came from the trial to build a sustainable society. In order to deepen the understanding of this new scholarship, researchers in a variety of fields at Osaka University provide a wide range of topics based on their interdisciplinary research and studies.

Related books
Clinical Philosophy

  • Clinical Philosophy series #1 -- Document Clinical Philosophy, supervised by WASHIDA Kiyokazu, edited by HONMA Naoki and NAKAOKA Narifumi, Osaka University Press, 2010
  • The Power of Listening -- Clinical Philosophy Essays, WASHIDA Kiyokazu, TBS Britannica Co., Ltd., 1999
  • Café for Socrates, Marc Sautet, Kinokuniya Company LTD., 1996
  • Thinking in Education, Matthew Lipman, Tamagawa University Press, 2014
  • Philosophy for Teens, Sharon Kay and Paul Thomson, Tamagawa University Press, 2012

Sustainability Science

  • Rulal-Urban Collaboration and Eco-design for Low-Carbon Society, jointly authored by UMEDA Yasushi and others, Gihodo Shuppan Co., Ltd., 2011
    HARA Keishiro
  • Urban Sustainability and Environment, Public Policy Studies #8, edited by Public Policy Studies Association Japan, Yuhikaku Publishing Co., Ltd., 2008
    and more.
Date: 2014-9-10 (Wed) 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Organizer: Support Office for Large-Scale Education and Research Projects, Osaka University
Sponsored: Osaka University Press; Resona Bank Ltd.; Creative Unit, Osaka University; Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University
Registration: Registration online is necessary.
Contact: Reading Session for 2 Pages Office, Support Office for Large-Scale Education and Research Projects, Osaka University

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