MURATA Junichi College of Arts and Sciences., Philosophy, Associate Professor, 教養学部, 助教授 (40134407)
YAMAWAKI Naoshi College of Arts and Sciences, History of Social Thought, Professor, 教養学部, 教授 (30158323)
IMAI Tomomasa College of Arts and Sciences, Philosophy, Professor, 教養学部, 教授 (50110284)
MIYAMOTO Hisao College of Arts and Sciences, Philosophy, Professor, 教養学部, 教授 (50157682)
YAMAMOTO Takashi College of Arts and Sciences, Philosophy, Professor, 教養学部, 教授 (70012515)
In our reserch project we have tried to reconsider the conception of human action as poiesis, and to a new perspective of how we change the enviroment in our poietical (productive, creative) action. It roughly results in :
(1) The notion of poiesis offers a new perspective of the action of the human being, different from and irreducible to praxis. Such perspective offeres a non-solipsistic but common pointof view. In this perspective the notion of the "intention" serves as a basic concept of co-productiveness ;
(2) Our body is, as "die gelebte Natur", irreducible to th technological nature, and function as the ground of the possibility of acting in the enviroments and changing it. As far, we must regard our body as inseparble form the enviroment ;
(3) We are confronted to the problem of anthropo-centric or relativistic language. We tried to resolve it by investigating the possibility of focused language and by searching for a new logic of the coexistence of culturally and historically pluralistic communities. But this problem needs further research new methods.
Among other accomplished results we can only mention the publication of the Abstract of Research Project attached here, the publication of The Proceedings of the Department of Humanities, College of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo, Vol.103, Series of Philosophy No.28, which includes sveral articles by participants in this project, a special seminar session at Hakone (February 4,1995), and some international meetings such as Japan/American Phenomenology Conference (at Pitsburg, September 13-15, 1994), East Asian Semiotic Seminar (at Beijing, P.R.China, October 20-26,1994), where several topics related to our Project were discussed.