The Liberal Arts of Life

In this course, in order to rethink the basic functions of humans and other beings referred to as “living,” we have invited lecturers engaged in the research and artistic activities to address the problems of “purpose of living” and “life.” The course has drawn from a variety of fields, ranging from life science, bioethics, biological systems theory and vitalism to many expressional arts, in order to stimulate and invigorate young participants experiencing these complex concepts.
The objective is for participants to acquire an independent and creative multidisciplinary “standpoint of looking at things,” whether it is in science or the humanities, by covering the various forms of knowledge related to “the purpose of living” and “life.”

Past held List

2015

“Eating”

2014

“Sex”

2013

“Birth”

2012

“Growth”

2011

Conversation on “Symbiosis” between Science and Humanities

2010

Conversation on “Aberration” between Science and the Humanities

2009

“lifestyles of health and sustainability

2008

Survival ? Beyond Life and Death

2007

Birth and Death ? and You In-Between

2006

Watching, Observing and Examining Life

2005

Life and Self ? What Does “I” am “Alive” Now Mean?

2004

Are We All Progressing? - The Mind, Sex, Immunity, Science, and Society

2003

The Allures and Fears of Life ? Approaching the Various Forms of Knowledge on Life