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Gerald Cipriani

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Gerald Cipriani is of Corsican Irish origins and lived for a number of years in France, England and Wales. He studied Western aesthetics with full doctoral scholarship in Leeds (LMU) and East Asian philosophy in London (SOAS). He has taught the philosophy of art and culture for some twenty years in Europe and East Asia. His previous positions include Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the Birmingham Institute of Art & Design; British Academy Fellow at Kyoto University; Visiting Professor at National Taiwan University of Arts; Visiting Scholar at the University of Helsinki; and Professor at Kyushu University, Japan. He was accredited for directing doctoral research supervisory teams in 2004. He now teaches philosophy at National University of Ireland, Galway. He is the recipient of several study and research awards, including from the Chinese Fund for the Humanities and Social Sciences (2012-2015), The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation (2006), The British Academy (2006), The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (2004), and The Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust (1993). He has been for several years consultant, editor, and reviewer for various publishers, including Routledge, Palgrave Macmillan and Springer. He is also the founding chair of the International Research Group for Culture and Dialogue, editor in chief of the peer-reviewed journals of humanities Culture and Dialogue (Brill) and, with Arto Haapala, Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology (Routledge). Gerald Cipriani is the editor of Art for Social Change and Cultural Awakening (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013) and Chinese Environmental Aesthetics (Routledge, 2015). His work has been published in English mainly as well as other languages such as French, Spanish, Farsi, Japanese and Chinese. His current writing focuses on dialogical aesthetics. Forthcoming book publication: Zen Buddhism, Personalism and the Ethics of Globalisation (Routledge, 2016).


Websites: click on links for details 

Culture and Dialogue                                                                     journal, editor in chief

Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology                                journal, co-editor in chief                         

Figural - Aesthetic Aphorisms Today                                         series, general editor        

Poexis                                                                                                poetry, author  

Photopoïesis                                                                                    photography, author                                         

International Research Group for Culture and Dialogue       chair

National University of Ireland, Galway                                    gerald.cipriani[at]nuigalway.ie   



TEACHING



 Scope:

Philosophy of culture, aesthetics, art theory, ethical phenomenology, contemporary French philosophy, dialogical philosophy East-West


Modules (1996-present):  Click on links for details

  1. East Asian Philosophy and Culture (undergraduate)
  2. Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art (undergraduate)
  3. Introduction to Practical Ethics (undergraduate)
  4. Moral and Political Philosophy (undergraduate)
  5. Extended Essay (undergraduate)
  6. Language and Communication in Society (undergraduate)
  7. Contemporary Philosophy of Culture (undergraduate)
  8. Cultural Philosophy of Science (undergraduate)
  9. Culture and Technology (undergraduate)
  10. Cultural Philosophy of Dialogue (undergraduate)
  11. Cultural Philosophy of Existence (undergraduate)  
  12. Culture, Law and Education (undergraduate)
  13. Philosophy, Culture and Economics (undergraduate)  
  14. Structuralism and Semiology (undergraduate)
  15. Postmodern Philosophy and Culture (undergraduate)  
  16. Intercultural Philosophy East-West (undergraduate)
  17. Hermeneutics: Japanese Aesthetics and Culture  (undergraduate)
  18. Hermeneutics: Chinese Aesthetics and Culture  (undergraduate)
  19. Language Studies: Academic English (undergraduate) 
  20. Western Philosophy of Art (masters) 
  21. History of Western Aesthetics (masters)
  22. Contemporary Aesthetics and Art Theory (masters)   
  23. Aesthetics and Ethics (masters) 
  24. Phenomenological Aesthetics (masters) 
  25. Philosophical Issues in Architecture, Design and the Built Environment (masters)
  26. East Asian Aesthetics (masters)
  27. Values and Knowledge Minor Dissertation (masters)
  28. Environmental Aesthetics (masters/doctoral)
  29. Cultural Philosophy of Globalization (masters/doctoral)
  30. Participation & Management (masters/doctoral)
  31. Phenomenology of Art and Culture (doctoral)
  32. Research Ethics (doctoral)
  33. Research Epistemology (doctoral)
  34. Research Methodology (doctoral)
  35. Writing and Publishing (doctoral)

 

RESEARCH




Scope:

(a) Dialogical philosophy of culture East-West 
(b) Aesthetics: contemporary Continental European & environmental 
(c) Ethical phenomenology of culture: Gabriel Marcel
(d) The Kyôto School: Nishida Kitarô
(e) 
Theory of visual arts and urban design

My research activity has always focused in one way or another on what may be called ‘the fundamental of relation in cultural formations’. The point of departure was 20th century Continental European philosophies of culture; it has now developed into a dialogical study of Western ethical phenomenology and the theories of the Kyôto School, of which I strive to show the relevance for a better understanding of the formation of meaning in cultural experience.

Publications:
 

Books:

2016 - Zen Buddhism, Personalism and the Ethics of Globalisation, London: Routledge, 350 pp. (forthcoming)

2015 - Chinese Environmental Aesthetics (edited, Wangheng Chen & Feng Su), London: Routledge, 272 pp. 
(http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415540179)


2013 - Art for Social Change and Cultural Awakening (edited, Wei Hsiu Tung), Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 207 pp. (https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780739165843)

Book chapters:

2016 - ‘Dialogical Philosophy and the Shaping of Thought’ in What is Comparative Philosophy?, ed. M. Ovens., Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK. (forthcoming) 

2010 - ‘Une Réflexion Dialogique entre Nishida Kitarô et Gabriel Marcel’, in Philosophes Japonais Contemporains, ed. J. Tremblay, Montréal: Presses de l'Université de Montréal, Canada, pp. 77-96.

2009 - ‘Merleau-Ponty, Cézanne, and the Basho of the Visible’, in Merleau-Ponty and Buddhism, eds. J. I. Park & G. Kopf, Lanham: Lexington Books, USA, pp. 141-154.

2005 - ‘Ethics, Art and the Formation of Meaning: From Ontology to Muology’, in International Yearbook of Aesthetics, ed. A. Haapala, International Association for Aesthetics, Vol. 9, pp.19-38.

2005 - ‘Toward an Ethical Hermeneutics for Art and its Theories’, in PhilosophiaYearbook of the Research Centre for Greek Philosophy at the Academy of Athens, No 35, Athens, Greece, pp. 22-30.

2005 - ‘Western Culture and the Possibility of a Responsible Humanism’, translated in Chinese in Beauty and the Way of Modern Life, Wuhan: Wuhan University Press, China, pp. 333-340.

2005 - ‘Art and the Paths of Interpretation’ in Art in the Making -Aesthetics, Historicity and Practice, ed. Kirsten Mey, Bern: Peter Lang AG, Switzerland, pp. 141-160.

2000 - ‘Art, Space and Time’ in Disciplines, Fields and Change in Art Education, Volume 2, Aesthetics and Art Histories, eds. Jacquie Swift & John Swift, ARTicle Press, UK, pp.11-26.

Peer reviewed journals:

2016 – ‘The Visible that Means and the Boundless Universe: An Ethical Phenomenology of Aesthetic Experience'’, in JTLA, Journal of the Faculty of Letters of The University of Tokyo, Vol. 40. (forthcoming)

2016 - ‘The Touch of Meaning: Researching Art Between Text and Texture’, Janus Head – Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature, Continental Philosophy, Phenomenological Psychology, and the Arts, Volume 15, Issue 2, 157-166.

2015 - 'Wisdom in Interpretation or The Otherness of Subversion and Relativism', in Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics, Volume XXXVIII, Nos. 1-2, 77-84.

2014 – ‘Dialogue, Ethics, and the Aesthetic Worth of Life’, in JTLA Journal of the Faculty of Letters, The University of Tokyo, Japan, Vol. 39, 15-24.

2014 - 'Dwelling in the Light of the Thou, Or the Art of the Opening Space', in International Journal of Cultural Research, No. 3 (16), St Petersburg, Russia, 74-78.

2011 - ‘Essay on the Phenomenology of the Visual: “Homo pictor” and Imaging Function’, English translation of 'Essai sur la phénoménologie du visuel: <<Homo pictor>> et fonction imageante' by Eliane Escoubas, in Aesthetic Pathways, Special Issue on Everyday Aesthetics, eds. A. Haapala and C. Stevens, Taipei: Airiti Press, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 65-74. 

2010 - ‘Environmental Aesthetics as Creative Dialogue with Otherness’, in The Journal of Asian Arts and Aesthetics, Taipei: Airiti Press, Taiwan, Vol. 3., pp. 59-64.

2009 - ‘The Basho of Cultural Expressions: Nihility or Nothingness?’, in The Journal of Asian Art & Aesthetics, Taipei: Airiti Press, Taiwan, Vol. 2, pp. 57-62.

2008 - ‘The Wrong Form of Emptiness in Global Design’ in The Journal of Asian Arts and Aesthetics, Zhonghe: Ariti Press Scholarly Publishing, Taiwan, Vol.1, pp.79-84.

2007 - ‘Cultural Experience as Concrete Self-awakening’, in JTLA Journal of the Faculty of Letters, The University of Tokyo, Japan, Vol. 31, pp. 55-68.

2006 - ‘On British Visual Education’, coauthored with Monica Keating, trans. T. Sugiyama in Bijutsu Forum 21 (美術フォラム 21)Vol. 13, Kyoto: Kyoto University, Japan, pp.113-116.

2005 - ‘Du Sens de l’Herméneutique’, in Les Cahiers de TunisieRevue de Sciences Humaines, ed. Taoufik Cherif, Tunis: Université de Tunis, Tome LVIII, No. 193-194, pp. 49-72.

2005 - ‘Beyond the Institutional Site and the Ethos of the Void: The Relevance of Gabriel Marcel’s Creative Fidelity’, in the Journal of Visual Art Practice, Vol. 4, Nos 2 & 3, Ed. C. Smith, Bristol: Intellect, United Kingdom, pp. 167-175.

2004 - 'From Goshu’s Disgust to an Aesthetics of Hope and Availability’, in JTLA Journal of the Faculty of Letters, The University of Tokyo, Japan, Vol. 29,  pp. 41-47.

2004 - ‘The Calm Movement of Phúsis Revealed – Representation and Presencing in the Still Life’, in Seijo Journal of Aesthetics and Art History - Bigaku Bijyutushi Ronsyuu, Seijo University, Tokyo, Japan, Vol. 16, pp. 13-34.

2004 - 'The Art of Renewal and Consideration: Marcelian Reflections', in Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia, ed.  J. J. Vila-Chã, Universidade Católica de Braga, Portugal, Tomo 60, Fasc. 1, pp. 167-175.

2003 - ‘El Significado en la Forma’, in Diálogo Filosófico, trans. L. Rodríguez Duplá, No.56, ed. Maria Jesus Ferrero, Madrid, Spain, pp. 229-246.

2003 - ‘Noetic Validity in Aesthetic Interpretation’, in Quest: An African Journal of Philosophy, Vol. XVII, No. 1-2, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 91-106.

2002 - ‘The Deconstructed Deconstructing Subject: Postmodern Ethos or Incarnate Fidelity?’, in Synthesis Philosophica, International Edition of Filozofska Istrazivanja, Vol. 17, fasc. 2, University of Zagreb, Croatia, pp. 317-325.

2002 - ‘The Moment of Meaningful Form in Art: Expression or Presentation?’, in Revue Roumaine de Philosophie, T. 46, Nos 1-2, Académie Roumaine, Bucharest, Romania, pp. 237-244.

2001 - Reflections on the Nature of the Figural in Art’, in Philosophical Review, ed. Yih-jing Lin, No 24, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 279-301.

2001 - ‘Art, Theory and Experience’ in Philosophical Enquiry: International Quaterly ed. D. Z. Andriopoulos, Vol XXII, No 4, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece, pp. 53-70.

2000 - ‘Hermeneutics and Art’ in Philosophical Enquiry: International Quaterly, (Ed. D. Z. Andriopoulos), Vol XXI, No 1-2, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece, pp.85-101. 

1999 - ‘Meaning in Form’ in Ideas y Valores: Revista Colombiana de Filosofía, No 111, Universidad Nacional Bogotá, Colombia, pp. 3-18. 

Editorials:

2016 - 'Editorial', in Culture and Dialogue – History, Vol. 5.2, 1-2. Boston, MA: Brill. (forthcoming) 
2016 - 'Editorial', in Culture and Dialogue – The Environment, Vol.5.1, 1-4. Boston, MA: Brill. (forthcoming)                                                                                                                                                    2015 - 'Editorial', in Culture and Dialogue – Interpretation, Vol. 4.2, 1-3. Boston, MA: Brill. (forthcoming) 
2015 - 'Editorial', in Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology (co-authored with A. Haapala) Vol.2.2, 1-2. London: Routledge.
2015 - 'Editorial', in Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology (co-authored with A. Haapala) Vol.2.1, 1-2. London: Bloomsbury.
2015 - 'Editorial', in Culture and Dialogue – Science, Vol.4:1, 1-2. Boston, MA: Brill. 
2014 - 'Editorial', in Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology (co-authored with A. Haapala) Vol. 1.2, 1-2. London: Bloomsbury.
2014 - 'Editorial', in Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology (co-authored with A. Haapala) Vol. 1.1, 1-2. London: Bloomsbury. 
2013 - 'Editorial', in Culture and Dialogue – Identity, Vol. 3.2, 1-3. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
2013 - 'Editorial', in Culture and Dialogue - Religion, Vol. 3.1, 1-2. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
2012 - 'Editorial', in Aesthetic Pathways (co-authored with A. Haapala) Vol. 2.2, 1-2. Taipei: Airiti Press.
2012 - 'Editorial', in Culture and Dialogue - Politics, Vol. 2.2, 1-3. Taipei: Airiti Press.
2012 - 'Editorial', in Culture and Dialogue - Art, Vol. 2.1, 1-3. Taipei: Airiti Press.
2011 - 'Editorial', in Culture and Dialogue - Philosophy, Vol. 1.2, 1-3. Taipei: Airiti Press.
2011 - 'Editorial', in Aesthetic Pathways (co-authored with A. Haapala) Vol. 2.1, 1-2. Taipei: Airiti Press.
2011 - 'Editorial', in Culture and Dialogue - Inaugural Issue, Vol. 1.1, 1-3. Taipei: Airiti Press.
2010 - 'Editorial', in Aesthetic Pathways (co-authored with A. Haapala) Vol.1.1, 1-3. Taipei: Airiti Press.

Edited volumes:

2016 - Culture and Dialogue – History, ed. G Cipriani, Boston, MA: Brill, Vol. 5, No. 2. (forthcoming)  

2016 - Culture and Dialogue – The Environment, ed. G. Cipriani, special issue following International Forum at Etchigo-Tsumari Triennale, Boston, MA: Brill, Vol. 5, No. 1. (forthcoming)  

2015 - Culture and Dialogue – Interpretation, ed. G. Cipriani, Boston, MA: Brill, Vol.4, No.2., 150pp. (forthcoming)

2016 - Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology, eds. G. Cipriani & A. Haapala, London: Routledge, Volume 3, Issue 1, May, 125 pp.  

2015 - Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology, eds. G. Cipriani & A. Haapala, London: Routledge, Volume 2, Issue 2, November, 117 pp.  

2015 - Culture and Dialogue – Science, Guest Editor Martin Ovens, Boston, MA: Brill, Vol. 4, No. 1., 221 pp.

2015 - Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology, eds. G. Cipriani & A. Haapala, London: Bloomsbury, Volume 2, Issue 1, May, 125 pp.  

2014 - Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology, eds. G. Cipriani & A. Haapala, London: Bloomsbury, Volume 1, Issue 2, November, 112 pp.

2014 - Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology, eds. G. Cipriani & A. Haapala, London: Bloomsbury, Volume 1, Issue 1, May, 124 pp.

2013 - Culture and Dialogue – Identity, ed. G. Cipriani, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Vol. 3, No. 2, 110 pp.   

2013 - Culture and Dialogue - Religion, Guest Editor Cosimo Zene (SOAS, London), Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Vol. 3, No. 1, 180 pp.  

2012 - Aesthetic Pathways, eds. G. Cipriani & A. Haapala, Taipei: Airiti Press, Vol. 2, No. 2, 117 pp.   

2012 - Culture and Dialogue - Politics, ed. G. Cipriani, Taipei: Airiti Press, Vol. 2, No. 2, 130 pp.   

2012 - Culture and Dialogue - Art, ed. G. Cipriani, Taipei: Airiti Press, Vol. 2, No. 1, 135 pp.

2011 - Aesthetic Pathways, eds. G. Cipriani & A. Haapala, Taipei: Airiti Press, Vol. 2, No. 1, 113 pp.

2011 - Culture and Dialogue - Philosophy, ed. G. Cipriani, Taipei: Airiti Press, Vol. 1, No. 2, 125 pp.

2011 - Culture and Dialogue - Inaugural Issue, ed. G. Cipriani, Taipei: Airiti Press, Vol. 1, No. 1, 150 pp.

2010 - Aesthetic Pathways, Inaugural Issue, eds. G.Cipriani & A.Haapala, Taipei: Airiti Press, Vol.1,No.1,98 pp.

Proceedings and other publications:

2013 - آلبر كامو يا وجدان آزادى اخالقى  [Albert Camus, or the conscience of ethical freedom], trans. in Farsi by Bita Aziminejadan in Iranian national daily newspaper Shargh, Special Issue on Albert Camus, 10 Nov. 2013 (Persian calendar: 19 Aban 1392) (www.sharghdaily.ir)

2013 - در باب عنیت گفتگوی فرهنگی   [On the concreteness of cultural dialogue], trans. in Farsi by Bita Aziminejadan in Iranian national daily newspaper Bahar, Special Issue on Dialogue Among Civilizations, 21 Sept. 2013 (Persian calendar: 30 Shahrivar 1392)  

2012 - ‘Cultural Experience after Metaphysics: On the Thoughts of Nishida Kitarô’, Proceedings of Metaphysics 2006: Third World Conference (Fondazione Idente di Studi e di Ricerca, Rome, Italy), pp.423-438.

2012 - ‘On the Concreteness of Cultural Dialogue’ in World Public Forum – Dialogue of Civilizations, Moscow, Russia. (http://wpfdc.org/blog/politics/18387-on-the-concreteness-of-cultural-dialogue)

2009  -  ‘The Unseen as a Gift of Art’, in Visual Arts 2009, Tainan: National University of Tainan, Taiwan, pp. 101-106.

2008 - ‘Being Global and Unavailability: Lessons from Ethical Phenomenology’ / ‘The Chiasmic Nature of Research in Art: Theory soku (is/is not) Making’ / ‘Merleau-Ponty’s Eye on Art within Nothingness’ / ‘Art without Place and Today’s Techno-thought after Heidegger’ / ‘Buddhist Ethical Self-Awakening and Christian Kenotic Thought: State of Affairs in Nascent Global Culture’ / ‘The Art of Education beyond Self-expression and Imitation’, in Taiwan in the Thread of Asia Studies, ed. J.J. Gong, Tainan National University of the Arts, Taiwan.  

2007 - ‘Hope and Despair in Postmodernity’, in the Proceedings of the 21st World Congress of Philosophy, Istanbul, Turkey, Vol. 7, Philosophy of Culture(s), ed. V. Cauchy, Ankara: Philosophical Society of Turkey, pp. 15-19.

2006 - ‘Education as Mutual Formation in Self-expression’, Proceedings of the 13th Conference of Korean-Japanese Aesthetic Studies Society - Art Education and Human Cultivation, Yeungnam University, Gyongsan, Korea, pp. 28-42.

2003 - ‘Philosophy between Image and Text: Reflections in Parallel to the Work of Photographer Deborah Baker’ in the The Great Book of Aesthetics - Proceedings of the XVth International Congress of Aesthetics, The University of Tokyo, Japan, CD ROM.

Research Essays:

2008 - 'The Fundamental of Relation in Cultural Formations: From Western Ethical Phenomenology to the Kyôto School' (28,000 words, MPhil/PhD Upgrade), SOAS, London, United Kingdom.
1998 - 'On the Figural in Painting - From Objectifying Approach to Experiencing the Event, from Realism and Subjectivism to Hermeneutical Phenomenology' (117,000 words, PhD), LMU, Leeds, United Kingdom.
1992 - 'A Phenomenological Perspective on the Modernist/Postmodernist Debate with Particular Reference to the Arts' (21,000 words, MA), UWIC, Cardiff, United Kingdom.

Forthcoming (from Masters & PhD materials, research fellowships, conference papers):

The Available Self - Marcelian Reflections on Culture (authored text, 150 pp.).

Art and Sense - A Study in Hermeneutical Phenomenology (authored text, 250 pp.). 
Diapositions – Philosophy and Art (authored text, 200 pp.). 
Modernism and After from the Standpoint of Phenomenology (authored text, 100 pp.). 
Saying and Showing (authored text/photographs, 200 pp.).
Poexis (authored poetry, 250 pp).

Unpublished essays (unedited):

‘Figure and Structure: Ferdinand de Saussure Reconsidered’ (25 pp.).
‘The Figural as Critical Object’ (15 pp.).
‘Meaning in Retrospect: On Paul Ricoeur and the Question of Desire’ (15 pp.).
‘Collecting Sense with Jean-François Lyotard and Norman Bryson: History or Actuality?’ (20 pp.).
‘On the Dialectics of Sense: Hegel in Question’ (15 pp.).
‘Complementary Difference in Disruption: Object, Subject and Experience’ (15 pp.).
‘The Reconstructive Nature of the Event of Meaning’ (20 pp.).
‘Phenomenology and Art: In the Wake of Henri Maldiney’ (20 pp.).
‘A Posteriori: The Metaphysical Function of the Experience of Meaning’ (15 pp.).

Academic Reports:

2006 - The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation (London, UK): 'The Experience of Meaning along Nishida Kitarô’s Five Axes: Place, Dialectics, Negation, Self-awakening and Love'. 

2005 - The British Academy (London, UK): 'Beyond Modern Metaphysics and Postmodern Relativism: The Experience of Meaning in the Philosophies of Nishida Kitarô and Gabriel Marcel (Part 2)'.

2005 - The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (Tokyo, Japan): 'Beyond Modern Metaphysics and Postmodern Relativism: The Experience of Meaning in the Philosophies of Nishida Kitarô and Gabriel Marcel (Part 1)'.

Conferences, Plenary Sessions and Lectures:

2016 - ‘Culture Within Dialogue East-West’, International Conference on Cross-Cultural Philosophy (Organizer & Chair), sponsored by International Research Group for Culture and Dialogue (www.irccd.org) and funded by the Millenium Research Fund (NUIG), National University of Ireland, 11 November.

2016 - ‘The Way of Aesthetic Phenomena’, Aesthetics and Phenomenology Roundtable (Co-Chair), 20th International Congress of Aesthetics, Seoul National University, Korea.

2016 - ‘Dialogue and The Aesthetics of Globalization’, Culture, Dialogue, and Globalization Roundtable (Chair), co-sponsored by UNESCO and the International Research Group for Culture and Dialogue (www.irccd.org), 20th International Congress of Aesthetics, Seoul National University, Korea.

2016 - ‘After Personalism and Zen Buddhism: Cultural Formations and Self-Awakening’ (Invited Speaker), The Irish Institute for Japanese Studies Conference, University College Cork, Ireland, 22 April.

2015 – ‘Opening Speech: In Dialogue - Culture and the Environment’, International Forum (Convener, International Research Group for Culture and Dialogue), Etchigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, Niigata, Japan, 30 July-1 August.

2015 -  ‘The Visible that Means and The Boundless Universe: An Ethical Phenomenology of Aesthetic Experience’ (Invited Speaker), Institute of Aesthetics, The University of Tokyo, Japan, 19 June.

2015 - 'The Available Self and the Dialogical Condition of Culture' (Invited Speaker), Institute of Philosophy, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 8 June.

2015 – ‘Aesthetics East/West: A Comparative Critique’ (Invited Speaker), Institute of Art Studies, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, 2 June.

2015 – ‘Creativity and Aesthetic Education: A Western Perspective’, Art and Education (international conference, Keynote Speaker), National University of Tainan, Taiwan, 23-24 May.

2015 - ‘The Presence of Nature is My Own Emptiness – Revisiting Marcel Conche and the Concrete Significance of Self- Awakening’, Environmental Aesthetics and Beautiful China (Guest Speaker), Wuhan University, China, 20-23 May.

2015 - ‘Introduction to Wangheng Chen’s Chinese Environmental Aesthetics’, Special Lecture, Environmental Aesthetics and Beautiful China (international conference, Guest Speaker), Wuhan University, China, 20-23 May.

2014 – ‘From Modernism to Globalization: Pathway to Dialogical Aesthetics’, Philosophy Seminar Series, Department of Philosophy, NUI Galway, Ireland, 22 September.

2014 – 'Art for Cultural Awakening', co-presentation with Wei Hsiu Tung, Association for Asian Studies Conference, National University of Singapore, 17 July.

2014 – 'Dialogue, Ethics and The Aesthetic Worth of Life' (Invited Speaker), Institute of Aesthetics, The University of Tokyo, Japan, 4 July.

2013 - 'After Jacques Maritain: Reflections on the Creative Self and the Social World' (Invited Speaker), Department of Religion & Social Work, Tainan Theological College & Seminary, Taiwan, 16 December.

2013 - ‘Art for Social Change and Cultural Awakening’ (Invited Speaker), Department of Culture and Natural Resources, National Tainan University, Taiwan, 20 November.

2013 - ‘Local Cultures and Globalization’, UNESCO Guest Speaker (video conference), International Day of Cultural Diversity, Russian Institute for Cultural Research, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 21 May.

2012 - 'We Are the Environment: For an Ethical Life Without Will to Control' (Invited Speaker), International Confucianism Forum, Renmin University of China, Beijing, P.R. China, 1-2 December.

2012 - ‘On the Concreteness of Cultural Dialogue’ (Invited Speaker), World Public Forum – Dialogue of Civilizations, 10th Anniversary Session, Rhodes, Greece, 3-8 October.

2011 - International Research Group for Culture and Dialogue, 1st Colloquia Series, convener, Faculty of Languages and Cultures, Kyushu University, Japan, 24-25 October.

2011 - 'Dialogical Aesthetics - For an Ethics and Politics of Harmony', MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory 2011, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom, 31 August-2 September.

2011 - ‘Between Appeal and Response: The Expression of Cultural Formations’, (Invited Speaker), Department of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom, 17 March.

2010 - 'Aesthetics and Ethics', series of lectures at the Institute for Art Research, University of Helsinki, Finland, 18-29 January.


2009 - ‘The Unseen as a Gift of Art’, (Invited Speaker), 2009 Visual Art Conference, National University of Tainan, Tainan, Taiwan, 17 December.

2009 - ‘Environmental Aesthetics as Creative Dialogue with Otherness’, (Invited Speaker), International Forum on Environmental Aesthetics & Annual Meeting of Asian Art Institute: City Public Art Research, Xiangfan University, Hubei, China, 16-18 October.

2009 - ‘Art, the Western Sublime, and the Ethical Self’, (Invited Speaker), Xiangfan University, Hubei , China, 15 October.

2009 - ‘Time, Transcendence and One’s Relationship with the Other: On Emmanuel Lévinas’, (Invited Speaker), The Agathe Academe, convener: H.Y. Liu, Taipei, Taiwan, 16 March.

2009 - ‘Other Selves and the Human World: On Maurice Merleau-Ponty’, (Invited Speaker), The Agathe Academe, convener: H.Y. Liu, Taipei, Taiwan, 9 March.

2008 - ‘The Basho of Cultural Expressions: Nihility or Nothingness?’, 6th International Conference of the Asian Society of Art, (Invited Speaker), Taipei, Taiwan, 17-19 December.

2008 - ‘On the Aesthetics of Maurice Merleau-Ponty’, (Invited Speaker), Department of Philosophy, Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan, 9 December.

2008 - ‘Comprendre l'Art Aujourd'hui: L'Apparaître du Sens’, (Invited Speaker), College of Fine Art, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan, 25 November.

2008 - 'Cultural Formations within Dialogue as Basho', (Invited Speaker), Department of Philosophy, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, 19 November.

2008 - ‘Comprendre l'Art Aujourd'hui:  L'Évènement du Sens’, (Invited Speaker), College of Fine Art, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan, 18 November.

2008 - ‘Comprendre l'Art Aujourd'hui: Sens et Interprétation’, (Invited Speaker), College of Fine Art, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan, 11 November.

2008 - ‘Comprendre l'Art Aujourd'hui: Une Question de Points de Vue’, (Invited Speaker), College of Fine Art, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan, 4 November.

2008 - ‘Philosophy of Art’ (series of 12 seminars) and ‘Philosophy of Existence’ (series of 12 seminars) at The Agathe Academe, convener: H.Y. Liu, Taipei, Taiwan, 15 Oct.-16 Dec.

2008 - ‘The Creative Self in Dialogue: A Question of Mutual Responsibility and Negation’, The 5th International Conference Dialogical Self, Queens’ College, University of Cambridge, UK, 26-29 August.

2008 - ‘The Wrong Form of Emptiness in Global Design’, Cumulus Kyoto 2008 conference, Seika University, Kyoto, Japan, 29 March.

2008 -  'A Case Study in Dialogical Philosophy: Christian Socratism and Buddhist Dialectical Ethics’, What is ‘Comparative Philosohy’? colloquium, Wolfson College, University of Oxford, UK, 14-15 March.

2008 -  'Persons and Cultures: The Formation of Self-identities from the Standpoints of Ethical Judeo-Christian Phenomenology and Kyoto School Logic', BA Hons. & MA seminar, Study of Religions, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK, 20 February.

2007 - ‘Being Global and Unavailability: Lessons from Ethical Phenomenology’, (Invited Speaker), National Sun Yat Sen University, Graduate Institute of Philosophy, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 19 November.

2007 -  ‘The Chiasmic Nature of Research in Art: Theory soku (is/is not) Making’, (Invited Speaker), National Tainan University of the Arts, Doctoral Program of Art Creation and Theory, Taiwan, 20 November.

2007 - ‘Merleau-Ponty’s Eye on Art within Nothingness’, (Invited Speaker), National Tainan University of the Arts, Doctoral Program of Art Creation and Theory, Taiwan, 20 November.

2007 - ‘Art without Place and Today’s Techno-thought after Heidegger’, (Invited Speaker), National Tainan University, Department of Fine Arts, Taiwan, 21 November.

2007 - ‘Buddhist Ethical Self-Awakening and Christian Kenotic Thought: State of Affairs in Nascent Global Culture (1)’, (Invited Guest), National Cheng-Kung University, Buddhist Research Center, Tainan, Taiwan, 21 November.

2007 - ‘Buddhist Ethical Self-Awakening and Christian Kenotic Thought: State of Affairs in Nascent Global Culture (2)’, (Invited Guest), Tzu Chi University, Graduate Program of Religion and Culture, Hualien, Taiwan, 22 November.

2007 - ‘The Art of Education beyond Self-expression and Imitation’, (Invited Speaker), National Hualien University of Education, Graduate Institute of Visual Art Education, Taiwan, 23 November.

2007 -  ‘On the Self-awakening of Culture after Nishida Kitarô’, Human Mind - Human Kind, The University of Aarhus, Denmark, 15 - 18 August.

2007 - ‘Cultural Experience as Concrete Self-awakening’, (Invited Speaker), Institute of Aesthetics, The University of Tokyo, Japan, 27 May.

2006 – ‘Representation as Background or Place for Artistic Experience? Encounter between Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Nishida Kitarô’, (Invited Guest), Art and Metaphysics Conference, International University Bremen, Bremen, Germany, 18-21 May.

2005 - ‘The Integrity of the Person at the Age of Virtual Productivity’, and Chair at the International Congress of Philosophy, ‘Person and Society’, Catholic University of Portugal, Braga, Portugal, 17-19 November.

2005 - ‘Education as Mutual Formation in Self-expression’, 13th Conference of Korean-Japanese Aesthetic Studies Society, International Conference of Aesthetics in East Asia, Art Education and Human Cultivation, Yeungnam University, Gyongsan, Korea, 05-10 August.

2005 - ‘History and Innovation – The Experience of Education at the Birmingham Institute of Art & Design’, (Invited Guest), Takaoka College, Toyama University, Japan, 22 July.

2005 - ‘Merleau-Ponty, Cézanne and the Basho of the Visible’, (Invited Speaker), Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto, Japan, 29 June.

2005 - ‘Grace and Trust in the Formation of the Self-identity of Absolute Contradictories: On the Relevance of the Ethical Phenomenologies of Gabriel Marcel and Nishida Kitarô’, (Invited Guest for Symposium on the Philosophy of Chiasm), 26th International Society for Philosophy and Literature Annual Conference, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, 2-7 June.

2005 - ‘Self-Retraction as the Act of Seeing the Taking Place of Meaning - Between Ethics and Zen’, International Conference on Literature, Consciousness and the Arts, Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, 7-9 May.

2005 - ‘Creativity, Technology and Self-awakening toward the Other’, (Invited Speaker), Kyôto University, Center for Plurality and Science, Technology, Art; Kyoto, Japan, 23 April.

2005 - ‘Art as Expression of the Complementary Difference between Self-Identities’, (Invited Speaker), University of Hiroshima, Department of Comparative Aesthetics, Hiroshima, Japan, 10 January.

2004 - ‘Art and Theories: Around Balthus’, (Invited Speaker), Seijo University, Department of Aesthetics and Art History, Tokyo, Japan, 29 November.

2004 - ‘After the Crisis of Truths in Art, The Way to Wisdom’, 16th International Congress of Aesthetics, ‘Changes in Aesthetics’, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 18-23 July.

2004 - ‘Western Culture and the Possibility of a Responsible Humanism’, Chinese Aesthetics Society Conference, ‘Beauty and the Way of Modern Life’, Wuhan University, Department of Philosophy, Wuhan, China,14-16 May.

2004 - ‘Ethics and Values in Western Culture’, (Invited Speaker), Hubei University, Department of Philosophy, China, 17-19 May.

2004 - ‘The Catacombs of Meaning’, (Invited Speaker), West Wales School of Art, Carmarthen, United Kingdom, 21 April.

2003 - 'The Calm Movement of Phúsis Revealed - Representation and Presencing in the Still Life', (Invited Speaker), International Colloquium of Art Studies, Seijo University, Tokyo, Japan, 22-24 November.

2003 - 'Faith in the Other and the Making of Art', (Invited Speaker), Department of Aesthetics, Institute for Art Research, University of Helsinki, Finland, 24 October.

2003 - 'Hope and Despair in Postmodernity', 21st World Congress of Philosophy, Istanbul, Turkey, 10-17 August.

2003 - 'The Aesthetic Author and the Paradox of the Responsibility to Disclose', 27th  International Association for Philosophy and Literature Annual Conference, Leeds University, Leeds, United Kingdom, 26-31 May.

2003 - 'Dwelling in the Light of the Thou, or the Art of the Opening Space', 2nd Mediterranean Congress of Aesthetics, Association Tunisienne d'Esthétique et de Poïetique, Université de Tunis, Tunisia, 6-8 March.

2002 - 'For An Ethics of Hope and Availability In A Multi-Relational Culture', 26th International Society for Philosophy and Literature Annual Conference, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 3-8 June.

2002 - 'The Temporality of Hoping in Artistic Creation', 19th Annual Conference of The Canadian Society For Aesthetics, University of Toronto, Canada, 25-27 May.

2002 - 'Toward an Ethical Hermeneutics for Art and its Theories', Ethics across the Disciplines Conference, Viterbo University, USA, 18-20 April.

2001 - 'Interpretation and Psychoanalysis: A Philosophical Critique', (Invited Speaker), West Wales School of Art, United Kingdom, 16 November.

2001 - 'Philosophy between Image and Text: Reflections in Parallel to the Work of Photographer Deborah Baker', 25th International Congress of Aesthetics, Tokyo, Japan, 27-31 August.

2001 - 'The Touch of Meaning - Researching between Text and Texture', Research Degree Conference, University of Central England, Birmingham, United Kingdom, 19 May.

2001 - 'Beyond the Institutional Site and the Ethos of the Void: The Relevance of Gabriel Marcel's Creative Fidelity', Theoros Conference, University of Dundee, United Kingdom, 26-27 January.

2000 - ‘Art, Duration and Spatiality’, British Society of Aesthetics Annual Conference, Oxford University, United Kingdom, September.

1999 - ‘Art, Space and Time’, Art Education Discourses Conference, University of Central England, United Kingdom, November.

1999 - ‘The Sensuous and the Gaze - A Philosophy; in collaboration with, photographer Debbie Baker’, Research Seminars, University of Central England, United Kingdom, March.

1998 - ‘Art, Theory and Experience’, Theoros Conference, University of Dundee, United Kingdom, May.

1997 - ‘The Relevance of Kantian Aesthetics Today’, (Invited Speaker), Forum on Aesthetics, West Wales School of Art, United Kingdom.

1997 - ‘Structuralist Strategies and the Image’, Forum on Aesthetics, (Invited Speaker), West Wales School of Art, United Kingdom.

1997 - ‘Postmodernism, Poststructuralism and Deconstruction: A Parallel between Philosophy and Art’, Forum on Aesthetics, (Invited Speaker), West Wales School of Art, United Kingdom.

1996 - ‘Hermeneutics and Art: Methodology or Constitutive Experience?’ MA Fine Art Critical Theory Programme, School of Art, Design and Architecture, Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom.

1996 - ‘From Language to Image: On the Notion of the Figural’, Theoros Conference, ‘Word and Image’, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, United Kingdom.

1995 - ‘Beyond Representation and Narration: For a Figural History of Art’, Second Annual Graduate Symposium Northern Universities Group, ‘History and Representation’, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.


EXHIBITIONS



 

Two-person show (photographs, drawings, inks), Château Gravas, France, August 2009.

Kyoto Shibunkaku Art Gallery (drawings), Kyoto, Japan, July 2005.

Kyoto University (drawings), Kyoto, Japan, April 2005.

Kyoto City Campus Plaza (drawings), Kyoto, Japan, March 2005.

Drey Gallery (sculptures), 181-3 King’s Road, London, United Kingdom (1993)

One-person show (paintings, sculptures, drawings), Centre Culturel des Carmes de Langon, France (1987).

One-person show (paintings, drawings), Ancien Hôtel de Ville de La Réole, France, (1985).



                                                           
                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     





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