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Japanese−French Joint Conference « Descartes : La morale de la métaphysique »

Japanese−French Joint Conference
 « Descartes : La morale de la métaphysique »

"Descartes : La morale de la métaphysique. Pour saluer Katsuzo Murakami" was held on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Pantheon−Sorbonne University and was successfully concluded, having yielded many good results. This conference was a Japanese−French joint project, forming part of both the Séminaire Descartes series at the Sorbonne, now in its seventh year, and the Methodology Research conducted by the 2nd Unit of the International Research Center for Philosophy at Toyo University.

  Presentations and debates were held from 9時30分 a.m. and continued past 5時00分 p.m. on Saturday, September 19, with
breaks for lunch and coffee. Below is a list of the presentations, starting with the opening address.

  1. Tsuzaki Yoshinori (University of Tsukuba, IRCP Visiting Researcher)
      "La meditatio et la formation du jugement"
  2. Frédéric Lelong (Académie de Créteil)
      "Altérité et convenance, de la philosohie première à la morale"
  3. Ohnishi Yoshitomo (Kumamoto University, IRCP Visiting Researcher)
     "Eligere : du choix cartésien"
  4. Pierre Guenancia (Université de Bourgogne)
      "Erreur et libre arbitre : le croisement de la morale et de la métaphysique"
  5. Frédéric De Buzon (Université de Strasbourg)
      "La morale sans la physique?"
  6. Murakami Katsuzo (IRCP Researcher)
      "La métaphysique de Descartes et le fondement de la morale"
  7. Denis Kambouchner (Université Paris 1 Panthéon−Sorbonne)
      "De la modération en métaphysique"

  Following this, Kambouchner delivered the concluding remarks and the conference was brought to a close.

パリコロック  A conference report was conducted on Saturday, November 7, at Toyo University, Hakusan Campus (Building 6, Faculty of Letters Meeting Room). Ohnishi gave a report entitled "Continuity and Rupture―Japanese−French Colloque : Ending La Morale de la métaphysique" and Murakami gave a report entitled "The Metaphysics of Descartes and the Foundation of Morality (Summary) Métaphysique de Descartes et le fondement de la morale." At this conference, presentations were given about research on Descartes and future methodological developments, followed by vigorous debate. In conclusion, the difficulty of mutual understanding and the importance of creating a space for constant discussions were addressed.

  Moreover, these outcomes were publicized online in France and published in the Journal of International Philosophy, Extra Issue 8 "Descartes : La morale de la métaphysique. Pour saluer Katsuzo Murakami" in Japan in February.