The First International Conference of the Kierkegaard Society in Japan
This is an interim announcement of the First International Conference of the Kierkegaard Society in Japan.
Kinya Masugata, Prof.
Implementation Supervisor of SK Conference in Melbourne 2005,
Kierkegaard and Asia
The conference will be held December 2 - 5 2005 at Ormond College, University of Melbourne.
Schedule (in Word file).
- We will publish papers on our web site, and printed materials will be handed out at the conference.
- The presentation should be within 30 minutes, followed by 20 minutes discussion.
- Time Schedule will be decided in the beginning of October.
- Conference fee is AUD$ 140.
- We reserve accommodation and board for you. Following the model of
"Meal and Accommodation" form, please fill in your schedule or
necessary items on the "Meal and Accommodation" form made by excel
and calculate the total price(all price is calculated in AUD$ volume)
and send back soon this form to firstname.lastname@example.org
- You should pay for the total expenses (accommodation, meals and conference fee) at the beginning of conference.
- We have no pick-up service, but the university has easy access from the airport.
You can see the Location of Ormond College at:
Ormond College's Address: 29 College Crescent Parkville VIC 3052 Australia
- Should you wish to attend, but not present a paper, or if you would like to make any inquiries about the conference, send your request to
We are holding this conference not only to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Soeren Aabye Kierkegaard's death, but also as a memorial of Julia Watkin.
The Time Table / Schedule
Papers (Alphabetical Order)
- Adam Buben, "Living with Death: Kierkegaard and the Samurai"
- Andrew Burgess, "Kierkegaard’s Socrates as Comic and Tragic Figure"
- Przemyslaw Bursztyka, "THE NOCTURNAL PATH OF MELANCHOLY. THE CHANCE OF INDIVIDUATION ACCORDING TO SOREN KIERKEGAARD"
- Kiyohiko Fujimoto, "Japanese Buddhism and Soren Kierkegaard"
- Archie Graham, "Truth, Paradox and Silence: Hakuin and Kierkegaard"
- Eiko Hanaoka, "Substantial and Non-substantial way of Thinking - through S. Kierkegaard and K. Nishida –"
- Hasaan Jafari, "A Philosophical Study of Kierkegaard's Concept of God"
- Seung-Goo Lee, "Becoming a self in Religiousness A in contrast to Becoing a Self in Religiousness B"
- Masugata Kinnya, ""Masaru Otani -- A Kierkegaard-Symparanechromenoi
- Kinya Masugata, "A Short History of Kierkegaard’s Reception in Japan"
- William McDonald, "FROM THE INDIVIDUAL TO THE INSTITUTION TO THE INVIDIDUAL: A TRIBUTE TO JULIA WATKIN’S CONTRIBUTION TO KIERKEGAARD’S PHILOSOPHICAL RECEPTION IN AUSTRALIA"
- Ian Mills, AETERNO MODO : THE CONGRUENCE OF MEANING AND METHOD AS “ETERNAL DIALECTIC” - IN EITHER/OR BOTH DOGEN AND KIERKEGAARD"
- Mizuta Makoto, "KOBAYASHI Hideo’s ‘Spirit of Unselfishness’ and Søren KIERKEGAARD’s ‘Faith’"
- Mime Morita, "Kierkegaard and Arimasa Mori “Experience” and “Existence”"
- Satoshi Nakazato, "M.P.Kierkegaard’s Curse on God and Søren Kierkegaard’s Concept ‘Sin’ -An Interpritation from Northern Ideal Historical point of View-"
- Eshin Nishimura, "Zen Understanding of Kierkegaard’s Existential Thought"
- Pyo Jae-myeong, "Søren Kierkegaard in Korea"
- Takaya Suto, "Kierkegaard and Foucault on “the subject”"
- Shudo Tsukiyama, "Religius Thoughts of Kitaro Nishida and Søren Kierkegaard"
- Yamashita Hidetomo, "Horns and Thorn --- A comparative study of Japanese Pure Land Buddhism and the thought of Kierkegaard"
- Kazutaka Yonezawa, "On Possibility of Kierkegaard's Mediology"