Available only in Japanese
The 13th Nanzan symposium brought together a group of distinguished scientists to explore with scholars of religion the borderlands at which their worlds intertwine. The symposium was the culmination of over a year of colloquia during which scientists and scholars of religion were asked to discuss their research and comment on the relationship between science and religion, especially in terms of the Japanese concept of “kokoro” (heart/mind). Many of the top scientists in Japan, in fields such as brain science, robotics, small particle physics, simulation science, and primate research, took part in the animated discussions.
The project on “Japanese Perspectives on Science & Spirituality” is part of the Global Perspectives on Science and Spirituality (GPSS) program is supported by the Templeton Foundation.
English versions of some of the papers are available for downloading here:
- Yokoyama Teruo: “Science and Religion in Japan” (Japanese only)
- Tomita Naohide: “Diversity and Yasashisa in Medical Engineering” (Japanese only)
- Hashimoto Shūji: “A New Relationship between Humans and Machines: Is it Possible to Create Machines with Heart/Kokoro?”
- Tanaka Keiji: “Mind (Kokoro), Goal-Directed Behavior, and Prefrontal Association Areas”
- Satō Tetsuya: “Simulation Culture” (Japanese only)
- Yamamoto Sukeyasu: “Science and Religion, Science and Spirituality: A Christian Perspective”
- Sanda Ichirō: “A Dialogue among Spirituality, Science, and Religion” (Japanese only)