Prof. Masahiro Morioka of Waseda University in Japan who is considered to be one of the most influential thinkers in the current Japanese philosophical community, will be the guest of the fourteenth program of the seminar series “A Common Horizon for Humanity and the Planet”. The seminar will be broadcast live on the Cappadocia University YouTube channel on Monday, August 29 at 14:00 (Turkish Time). He is the writer of many books mainly in Japanese language. His latest book titled “Painless Civilization 1: A Philosophical Critique of Desire” is translated into many languages, including Turkish under the title of “Acısız Medeniyet”
The conversation will be on the topic of “Painless Civilization” and the program will be moderated by Assoc.Prof. Sinan Akıllı of Cappadocia University.
The contemporary civilization is aiming to give us “pleasure and comfort” and eliminate “pain and suffering” as much as possible. This is evident especially in advanced countries. The contemporary civ...
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Professor at Waseda University
Masahiro Morioka, a professor of philosophy and ethics at Waseda University in Japan, is considered to be one of the most influential thinkers in the current Japanese philosophical community. He specializes in philosophy of life, life studies, bioethics, gender studies, and criticism of contemporary civilization.
He completed his BA and MA in Ethics at the University of Tokyo; his PhD in Human science at Osaka Prefecture University.
He is the writer of many books mainly in Japanese language. His latest book titled “Painless Civilization 1: A Philosophical Critique of Desire” is translated into many languages, including Turkish under the title of “Acısız Medeniyet”
He is the director of Tokyo Philosophy Project, and the editor-in-chief of Journal of Philosophy of Life.
Associate Professor at Cappadocia University
Sinan Akıllı is Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature and the Director of School of Graduate Studies and Research at Cappadocia University. He also serves as co-editor-in-chief of Ecocene: Cappadocia Journal of Environmental Humanities. Akıllı completed his undergraduate studies in English Language and Literature at Hacettepe University in 1999 and his MA and PhD in British Cultural Studies at the same university in 2001 and 2005 respectively. His current research combines the study of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British novel with the emerging field of critical animal studies.