Tokyo Conference on Philosophy of Psychiatry 2013

September 20, 2013 - September 23, 2013
University of Tokyo

Komaba Campus I, Bldg. 18, Hall

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Tokyo Conference on Philosophy of Psychiatry 2013
Date: September 20-23, 2013
Venue: The University of Tokyo Komaba Campus I, Bldg. 18, Hall (Map)
Admission Free (Receptin: 4,000 Yen, Banquet: 4,000 Yen)
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Sponsored by JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (No. 24300293) “Philosophy of Psychiatry: A re-examination of the concept of mental illness” (P.I. Kohji Ishihara) and cosponsored by the Uehiro Co-existence Research Division, The University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy


Friday 20th September 2013
 Satellite Workshop: Exploring the diverse aspects of interpersonal understanding 13:00-17:00
(Cosponsored by Center for Evolutionary Cognitive Sciences at the University of Tokyo)
Organizer and Chair: Katsunori Miyahara (JSPS/ Rikkyo University)
  Albert Newen (Ruhr-University Bochum) “Self-Understanding and Understanding Others
  Kai Vogeley (University Hospital Cologne) “Social cognition, psychopathology, and culture”
  Nivedita Gangopadhyay (Ruhr-University Bochum) “Empathy, 'other-directed' emotion, and mindreading
  Hiromu Sakai (Hiroshima University) “Self-Recognition in Socio-Cultural Context: Linguistic, Behavioral, and Neurophysiological Evidence”

Saturday 21st
Opening 10:00-10:10
Session A: History of Psychiatry 10:10-12:00
  Rebecca Lemov (Harvard University) "Database of Dreams": Mining Subjectivity in the Mid-20th Century
  Akihito Suzuki (Keio University) “Modernism and the Experience of Mental Illness in Tokyo 1925-1945”
Session B: Psychiatry and Philosophy 13:00-15:2
  Masanari Itokawa “Research on pathophysiology of schizophrenia; evidence revealed by molecular biological studies reorganizing classification of mental disorders”
  Toshiya Murai (Kyoto University) “How do we understand and explain subjective psychiatric symptoms in brain-damaged patients?”
  Kohji Ishihara (The University of Tokyo) “Can psychiatry dispense with the term “mental disorder? Revisiting the mind-body problem in psychiatry”
  Discussant: Derek Bolton (King’s College London)
Session C: Schizophrenia and Phenomenology 15:30-17:50
  Josef Parnas “Psychiatry-Philosophy Interaction: Rediscovering Disordered Self in Schizophrenia”
  Shaun Gallagher (University of Memphis) “Delusions in the Hotel California”
  Satoshi Kato “Schizophrenia in Our Own Day from a psychopathological viewpoint”
Reception 18:30-20:30 (Komaba I Campus, Bldg. 18, 4F Open Space)

Sunday 22nd
Session D: Rationality and Responsibility 9:40-11:30
  Kevin Chien-Chang Wu (National Taiwan University) TBA
  Yukihiro Nobuhara (The University of Tokyo) “Delusion and the two-factor theory”
Session E: The Psychiatrization of Everyday Distress 12:30-14:10
  Hiroshi Ihara (Dokkyo Medical University Koshigaya Hospital) "Depression for sale - A Japanese case of disease mongering"
  Junko Kitanaka (Keio University) “The Will to Health: A New Therapeutic Ethos in Depression-Plagued Japan”
Session F: Tojisha Kenkyu 14:30-16:10
  Ikuyoshi Mukaiyachi (Health Sciences University of Hokkaido)  “The spread of Tojisha Kenkyu in Japan and its future”
  Shinichiro Kumagaya (The University of Tokyo) “Making up the sense of self and the alternative methodology of mentalization through Tojisha Kenkyu - rethinking the concept of autism spectrum disorders”
  Discussant: Tomohisa Asai (NTT)

Monday 23rd
Session G: Variety of Philosophy of Psychiatry 9:40-12:10
  Shinya Yamazaki (Osaka Prefecture University) “Revisiting the Unspecificity Issue in Psychiatric Illness and Its Implication”
  Yoshiaki Motobayashi (JSPS/Kobe University) “Schizophrenia and Taste: Phenomenology of Common Sense”
  Shigenori Tadokoro (Mobara Mental Hospital/ The University of Tokyo) “Toward the integration of Verstehen (interpretive understanding) and Erklaren (causal explanation): From the viewpoint of “Philosophy of Psychiatry”
Session H: Sense of Agency 13:10-15:40 Chair: Tetsuya Kono (Rikkyo University)
  Shaun Gallagher (University of Memphis) “Senses of agency and ownership in schizophrenia”
  Michiko Miyazaki (Otsuma Women's University) “A gaze contingent paradigm for estimating sense of agency in infants”
  Tomohisa Asai (NTT) “Interaction between agency and body-ownership in terms of schizophrenia and schizotypy”
Session I: DSM 16:00- 17:50
  Derek Bolton (King's College London) "Controversies on the DSM-5 and the primary role of personal and social phenomenology"
  Toshihide Kuroki (Kyushu University) "Impact of DSM-III and IV on modern psychiatry in Japan: a retrospective view".
Closing 17:50-18:00
Conference Banquet 18:30-20:30 (Seminar Room, Faculty House)

Dr. Kohji Ishihara
[email protected]
Associate Professor
Department of History and Philosophy of Science
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
The University of Tokyo
153-8902 Tokyo
Komaba 3-8-1, Meguroku
Komaba Campus I, 14-707B

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