Japanese-German Philosophy Symposium: West-Eastern Picture Language/ Picture Viewing

On Sunday, March 21, 2010, a Japanese-German Philosophy Symposium on the topic "West-Eastern Picture Language/ Picture Viewing" was held in the Ishikawa Nishida Kitaro Museum of Philosophy. Two German and three Japanese professors were the keynote speakers.

Ichiro Yamaguchi from Toyo University was the MC and paraphrased the German speeches into Japanese and the Japanese speeches into German.

Programm 1 (1 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.)
Keynote Speech "Seeing the Sun Gleam - On the Perception Scene of 'Here and Now'" by Nobuyuki Kobayashi, Waseda University (in Japanese)
Keynote Speech "Picture Language - A Different Seeing?" by Georg Stenger, Wuerzburg University (in German)
Discussion:
Nobuyuki Kobayashi (Waseda University) und Georg Stenger (Würzburg University)
Commentators:
Tilman Borsche (Hildesheim University) und Teruaki Takahashi (Rikkyo University)



Programm 2 (4 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.)
Keynote Speech "Seeing Expressions. The 'Nescio Quid' of Viewing as the Origin and Motivation of Thinking" by Tilman Borsche, Hildesheim University (in German)
Keynote Speech: "Comparing the Figurativeness of Eastern and Western Writing" by Teruaki Takahashi, Rikkyo University (in Japanese)
Discussion:
Tilman Borsche (Hildesheim University) und Teruaki Takahashi (Rikkyo University)
Commentators:
Nobuyuki Kobayashi (Waseda University) und Georg Stenger (Würzburg University)


Flier on the Japanese-German philosophy symposium (Japanese)