Workshop with Prof. Thomas Pogge
August 18, 2010
Place: 2nd Research Room, 2F of Gakujikan Building, Kinugasa Campus, Ritsumeikan University
■Workshop with Prof. Thomas Pogge
◆Date & Time：August 18, 2010 13：00～18：00 (Tentative)
◆Place：2nd Research Room, 2F of Gakujikan Building, Kinugasa Campus, Ritsumeikan University
◆Language：English & Japanese
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※Parking space is not available. Please use public transportation.
※Due to the limited seats, admission can be restricted (first-come and first-served basis).
◆Purpose of this Workshop
We invite professor Thomas Pogge, the author of World Poverty and Human Rights (2nd Edition) whose Japanese translation one was published on March 25, 2010, and hold a workshop on August 18, 2010. Our basic policy is that young researchers will conduct presentations and pose questions and professor Pogge will make some comments on the presentations and respond to their questions. Then we have discussion including the floor.
*Consecutive Interpreter: HIRAGA Midori
13：00～13：10：Introduction of Prof. Pogge（Prof. Paul Dumouchel）
13：10～14：10：Presentation "An Alternative Approach to Global Ethics: Beyond Rorty" by ABE Akira & Prof. Pogge's Reply
14：20～15：20：Presentation "The Attempt of Alternative Citizenship: Against Injustice on Borders" by MOTOOKA Hirokazu & Prof. Pogge's Reply
15：30～16：30：Presentation "An Essay on the Complementarity between Capability and Global Resource Dividend" by MURAKAMI Shinji & Prof. Pogge's Reply
16：50～18：00：Posing Discussion Points by Prof. TATEIWA Shin'ya & the Whole Discussion
18：30～ Convivial Party
Global COE Program Ars Vivendi
Research Center for Ars Vivendi, Ritsumeikan University
Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences, Ritsumeikan University
■Pictures of the Workshop
Planned mainly by Mr. Murakami Shinji and Mr. Kataoka Minoru, this intensive 5-hour Workshop on August 18, 2010, gave four leading scholars of the Ars Vivendi Global COE Program at Ritsumeikan University an opportunity to present in English their own work in progress. My role was that of commentator and discussant, and an audience of about 20 other faculty and students also partook in the discussion. The presented papers raised interesting points about important issues: about moral motivation (Dr. Abe Akira), the exclusion of would-be immigrants (Mr. Motooka Hirokazu), the critique of resourcism on behalf of the capability approach (Mr. Murakami Shinji) and the relation of negative and positive duties in regard to social institutions (Professor Tateiwa Shin’ya). Because only a few Workshop participants were fluent in spoken English, translation was competently provided by Ms. Hiraga Midori. With her help and that of a bright student, Ms. Ishida Chie, the discussion was continued for a few more hours at a nice local restaurant that we managed to have to ourselves that evening. Encouraged by agreeable draught beer, various students consulted me about their work and collected souvenir autographs and photos in the process. I was inspired by the open, non-hierarchical scholarly atmosphere at Ars Vivendi and hope to visit again in the not-too-distant future.