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NEW! Young Researchers’ Roundtable (Program download pdf)

10th November (Thu): 10:30-11:45 (Ryusuke Okajima, Hisashi Matsui and Mayuko Nakahara)

11th November (Fri): 10:00-11:15  (Masayoshi Kosugi, Jo Kasagi and Ai Sato)

Diagnoses of Matter and Memory:

Bergson and the Problems of Brain, Time and Memory

8th International Colloquium of PBJ (Project Bergson in Japan) 2016

Under the responsibility of Yasushi HIRAI (Fukuoka University),

Shin ABIKO (Hosei University) and Hisashi FUJITA (Kyushu Sangyo University)


10th November (Thu): Time and Metaphysics

Hosei University Ichigaya Campus, Boissonade Tower 26F Sky Hall

10:30-11:45 Young Researchers’ Roundtable (Ryusuke Okajima, Hisashi Matsui and Mayuko Nakahara)

13:00-15:00 Session 1                      Chairman: Shin Abiko (Hosei University)

Camille Riquier (Institut catholique de Paris): Matière et Mémoire et la relève intuitive de la métaphysique

Tatsuya Murayama (Tohoku University): Bergson's Concept of Virtuality

Respondent : Hisashi Fujita (Kyushu Sangyo University)

15:20-17:20 Session 2                       Chairman: Yasushi Hirai (Fukuoka University)

Barry Dainton (University of Liverpool): Bergson on Seeing, Dreaming and Being

Hiroyuki Ohta (National Defence Medical College): From spatio- to temporal-neural compression

Respondent: Michael R. Kelly (University of San Diego)

17 :40-18 :30 General Discussion


11th November (Fri): Brain and Memory

Meiji University Surugadai Campus, Academy Common (2F) A2-A3

10:00-11:15 Young Researchers’ Roundtable (Masayoshi Kosugi, Jo Kasagi and Ai Sato)

12:30-14:30 Session 1                      Chairman: Masato Goda (Meiji University)

Jean-Luc Petit (Université de Strasbourg): Mémoire et cerveau : l'erreur de Bergson

Kosuke Kanemoto (Aichi Medical University): A trial of understanding the first memory of Bergson via Freudian memory and visual Agnosia

Respondent: Takeshi Miyake (Kagawa University)

14:50-16:50 Session 2                       Chairman: Hisashi Fujita (Kyushu Sangyo University)

David Kreps (University of Salford): Matter and Memory and Deep Learning

Yasushi Hirai (Fukuoka University) : Tense and Aspect of the Memory under the Temporally Extended Ontology

Respondent: Takuya Nagano (National Institute of Technology, Kumamoto College)

17 :10-18 :00 General Discussion


13th November (Sun): Memory and Future

Osaka University Suita Campus, School of Human Sciences Main School House 5F Room 51

13:00-15:00 Session 1                      Chairman : Yasuhiko Sugimura (Kyoto University)

Ioulia Podoroga (University of Geneva/IAS (Paris)): Fragility of the Present. Bergson and Aesthetic Experience

Tatsuya Higaki (Osaka University): What is the pure memory? Why does all the past survive in the theory of


Respondent : Yasuhiko Masuda (Ryukoku University)

15:20-17:20 Session 2                       Chairman: Tatsuya Higaki (Osaka University)

Michael R. Kelly (University of San Diego): The Happy Disposition of Memory: Bergson's Matter and Memory and the Evolution of Morality

Hisashi Fujita (Kyushu Sangyo University): The Future of Bergson: From Matter and Memory to Creative

Evolution and Back Again

Respondent: Tatsuya Murayama (Tohoku University)

17 :40-18 :30 General Discussion