The 1st International Conference of the Kierkegaard Society of Japan
Objective: The objective of the conference
is to commemorate the 150th
anniversary of Søren Aabye
Kierkegaard’s death through celebrating his work in philosophy and
theology. As this will be the very first Kierkegaard conference held in the
Date & Location: The conference will be held on 2-5 December 2005 at Ormond College,
Participation: We have a strong interest in interpreting Kierkegaard’s work from Asian perspectives.We invite all those with an interest in Asian philosophy and religion, in addition to Kierkegaard scholars from around the world.
There will be opportunities for both scholars and postgraduate students to present their research.
Format: Papers will be 40 minutes, followed by 20 minutes for discussion. The Official Language of the conference will be English. There will be two streams, which will take place in separate conference rooms:
Kierkegaard: All original research on Søren Kierkegaard’s philosophical and religious contributions will be acceptable.
Asian Studies: Original research dealing with any Asian philosophy or religion with respect to Kierkegaard’s work will be acceptable.
On two of the evenings of the conference, there will be a joint discussion by two noted scholars, and a panel discussion.
for Papers: Those interested in presenting their research at
the conference should send the following information by email to the Selection Committee before
Should you wish to attend, but not present a paper, or if you would like to make any inquiries about the conference, we encourage you to join the mailing list to remain up to date regarding conference developments!
The Kierkegaard Society of Japan would like to extend its gratitude to
Dr. Watkins and Mr. Harvey,
as well as to
for their assistance in arranging the conference.