"The Symbolic Construction of Reality"
 III. Conference of The International Alfred Schutz Circle for Phenomenology and Interpretive Social Science 

Sponsored by Waseda University and the Alfred Schutz Archive at Waseda University

at May 6-8, 2016, Waseda University


Day 1  Day 2  Day 3

Friday, May 6, 2016
9:00 - 9:30 Registration (Bld. 33 / 3F)
Session 1 (Conference Room 1)
9:30 - 10:45 "Welcome speech"  Hisashi Nasu
9:45 - 10:30 Introduction
Moderator: Lester Embree
“Phenomenological Sociology as a Group oriented Science. A Schutzian Approach”
Carlos Belvedere (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)
10:45 - 12:15 Constructivism
Moderator: Andreas Göttlich
“Symbolic Reality Construction: A Bridge Between Phenomenological Individualism and Pragmatic Realism”
Jochen Dreher (Universität Konstanz, Germany)

“Schutz´ Semiotics and the Symbolic Construction of Reality”
Michael Hanke (University of Natal, Brazil)
12:15 - 14:15 Lunch Break
14:45 - 15:45 Body
Moderator: Michael D. Barber
“Some Progress in Schutz’s Phenomenology of the Body”
Lester Embree (Florida Atlantic University, USA)

“The Construction of View of the Body and its Implications on Lifestyle Today”
Chihaya Kusayanagi (Waseda University, Japan)
16:00 Keynote Speech I
Moderator: Lester Embree
“The Finite Province of Religious Meaning and the Appresentative Mindset”
Michael D. Barber (Saint Louis University, USA)
18:00 - 20:00 Welcome Party (Someya Memorial International Conference Hall)

Saturday, May 7, 2016
9:00 - 9:30 Registration (Bld. 33 / 6F)
Session 1 (Conference Room 11) Session 2 (Int. Conference Room)
9:30 - 11:00 Time
Moderator: Hermílio Santos
“Waiting and the Symbolic Construction of the Future”
Andreas Göttlich (Universität Konstanz, Germany)

“Symbols of Time in the Schutzian Theory – towards a Social Theory of Time”
Gerd Sebald (Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany)
11:15 - 12:45 Schutzian Perspectives
Moderator: Gerd Sebald
“On Biography: A Schutzian Perspective”
Hermílio Santos (Center for Economic and Social Analysis of PUCRS –Porto Alegre, Brazil)

“Inconsistency between Solitary Ego and Social World?: Simultaneity and Interpretation in Alfred Schutz”
Ken Takakusa (University of Tokyo, Japan)
12:45 - 14:45 Lunch Break
14:45 - 15:45 Business Meeting
16:00 - 17:30 Husserl
Moderator: Michael Hanke
On Certainty
Moderator: Teppei Sekimizu
“Genetic Method and the Kaizo Articles in Husserl”
Chung-Chi Yu (National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan)

“Husserl and Schutz on the Concept of natürliche Einstellung”
Tomas Da Costa (Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany) (Guest researcher)
“The Unknown in Alfred Schutz”
Shingo Torigoe (Keio University, Japan)
17:45 - 19:15 Theoretical Comparisons
Moderator: Michael Hanke
Stream of Consciousness
Moderator: Carlos Belvedere
“Symbolic Building Society in Edith Stein and Alfred Schutz: Convergences and Divergences”
Eduardo Gonzales Di Pierro (Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Mexico)
“Stream of Consciousness and the Genesis of the Symbolic Appresentation”
Martin Nitsche (Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)

“Schutz’s Analysis of Music: From the Inner Time Consciousness to the Socially Enacted Lifeworlds”
Vít Pokorný (Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)

Sunday, May 8, 2016
9:00 - 9:30 Registration (Bld. 33 / 6F)
Session 1 (Conference Room 11) Session 2 (Int. Conference Room)
9:30 - 11:00 Symbolic Appresentation
Moderator: Andreas Göttlich
The Virtual World
Moderator: Jochen Dreher
“University as a Symbolic World of Excellence? The Reciprocal Effect between Collective Symbols and Symbolic Appresentation”
Matthias Sommer (Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany)

“The Problem of ‘Experiencing Transcendence’ in Symbols, Everyday Language and other Persons”
Jan Straßheim (Waseda University, Japan)
“The Transformation of the Paramount Reality: Virtualization of the Zone of Primary Relevance”
Ossi Ollinaho (No affiliation at the moment, Brazil)

“The Universe Believes in Encryption.’ - The Symbolic Dimensions of Cryptography”
Nicolai Ruh (Universität Konstanz, Germany)
11:15 - 12:45 Hermeneutics
Moderator: Chihaya Kusayanagi
Applied Theory
Moderator: Masato Kimura
“Toward An Even More General Theory Of Interpretation.” Schutzian Theory As Proto-Hermeneutics
Dániel Havrancsik (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary)

“A New Approach to the Evidence of Prepredicative Experience – toward the Interpretative Sociology of the Social as Phenomena”
Ken’ichi Kawano (Waseda University, Japan)
“A Visitor from Mars in a Church. About the Meaning of Architecture in the Lifeworld”
Marcus Heinz (Universität Leipzig, Germany)

“The Problem of Supports for “hikikomori” People: from Schutzian Perspective”
Teppei Sekimizu (Rissho University, Japan)
12:45 - 14:45 Lunch Break
14:45 - 16:15 Public Opinion
Moderator: Jan Straßheim
Social Differentiation
Moderator: Michael D. Barber
“The Propagandistic (Mis-) Construction of Reality”
Christian Etzrodt (Yamanashi Gakuin University, Japan)

“Misinformed Citizen and Public Opinion: In the Case of Japanese Death Penalty”
Masato Kimura (Takachiho University, Japan)
“Symbolical Construction of Realities and Forms of Societal Differentiation”
Takemitsu Morikawa (Universität Luzern, Switzerland)

“Manifest Multiplicity and Latent Multiplicity: a Comparison of Discussions over Multiplicity of Schutz, Luhmann and Berger”
Takatoshi Ooguroya (St. Catherine University, Japan)
16:30 Keynote Speech II (Conference Room 1)
Moderator: Hisashi Nasu
“The Otaka-Problem and his Intellectual Circle”
Kenji Ishikawa (University of Tokyo, Japan)
18:00 Goodbye Party (Conference Room 10)

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