Five Online Public Lectures from KRC Academics, Planned by the Unit of Kyoto Initiatives for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Now Available on YouTube
Season 3 of the Special Online Public Lecture Series, “Stop and Think,” which was planned by the Unit of Kyoto Initiatives for the Humanities and Social Sciences, was streamed free of charge via YouTube Live from August 14, 2021 to September 25, 2021 (22 lectures in total).
This was the third event in a series of Kyoto University online public lectures on the common theme of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the rebound of society following the COVID-19 pandemic is coming into view, these lectures were designed to provide a “coordinate axis” for rethinking our way of being, incorporating perspectives from philosophy, sociology, ethics, aesthetics, tourism theory, gender theory, and a wide range of other fields in the humanities and social sciences.
Five KRC academics gave lectures on the theme of “Kokoro” from their different perspectives. The Q&A session via chat made their lectures very lively.
If you missed it, please take a look! (No English subtitles)
◆Program-Specific Professor Hiroshi Yoshioka (Aesthetics and Theory of Arts)
“On the ’Kokoro’ Outside of ’I’” (Lecture Date: August 22nd)
◆Senior Lecturer Chihiro Hatanaka (Clinical Psychology)
“The Present and Future of ’Kokoro’ from the Perspective of Clinical Psychology” (Lecture Date: August 29th)
◆Program-Specific Assistant Professor Masataka Nakayama (Cognitive Science, Cultural Psychology)
“Kokoro and Future from the Perspective of Cognitive Science” (Lecture Date: September 5th)
◆Specially Appointed Professor Keishi Saeki (Contemporary Civilization Theory, Contemporary Social Theory, and Social Idea Studies)
“Modernization in Japan and the Japanese ‘Kokoro’” (Lecture Date: September 12th)
◆Associate Professor Seiji Kumagai (Buddhist Studies, Tibetan Studies and Bhutan Studies)
“The Concept of ‘Kokoro’ and the Way of ‘Yoki Kokoro (Good Mind)’, Based on Buddhist Philosophy” (Lecture Date: September 19th)