Experts to discuss philosophy and science at

The University of Tokyo and South KoreaThe Chey Institute for Advanced Studies will host the Tokyo Forum 2022 from December 1 to 2, 2022. Under this year’s theme “Dialogue between Philosophy and Science”, the annual symposium will bring together philosophers, scientists and scholars from various fields around the world. world for multifaceted dialogues on humanity and the state in the 21st century, while envisioning the society we need.

The event is free and open to the public, and will be held both onsite at the University of Tokyo’s Yasuda Auditorium and online via livestream.

Guest speakers for the first day of the two-day symposium are former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, University of Chicago President Paul Alivisatos and Mariko Hasegawa, President of the Graduate University at Japan.

Other guest speakers on the opening day of the event include renowned modern thinker and author Professor Markus Gabriel of the University of Bonn and physicist Hirosi Ooguri, director of the Kavli Institute for Physics and the mathematics of the universe at the University of Tokyo and a professor at the California Institute of Technology, who are to participate in the high-level discussion on the dialogue between philosophy and science.

Professor Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University will participate in a panel discussion, also on day one, on addressing global environmental issues with the stewardship of the global commons – the stable and resilient Earth system that sustains our lives – as global common value.

The four panel discussions scheduled for the second day will focus on the role of global philosophy in solving the problems of a globalized world; transformative change for a sustainable future by understanding the diverse values ​​of nature and its contributions to people; current and future impacts of autonomous robots on society; and find collective solutions and universal values ​​to pursue an equitable and sustainable future for humanity by examining the interconnections between various fields of inquiry.

The keynote speech will be delivered by University of Tokyo President Teruo Fujii and South Korea SK Group President Chey Tae-won on the first day. last day.

The Tokyo Forum, with its overarching theme “Shaping the Future”, has been held annually since 2019 to stimulate discussions on finding the best ideas to shape the world and humanity in the face of complex situations where conventional wisdom cannot. more answers.


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