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Think Peace for Yourself -Philosophical Dialogue Session-

November 3, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

【Please be sure to apply using the form below.】

“For me, peace is just stability in my mind”
“Sometimes war could foster peace, because…”
“I have a peace allergy due to too much peace education”…

You are welcome to say things like these here. This event has no academic or experienced person giving an authoritative answer, and there is no proscribed message of peace. Using a philosophical dialogue as the form of discourse, we will think about conflict and peace using our own words. Want to examine your usual way of thinking, or uncover a hidden question in your mind by thinking from a different perspective?

●Participation fee: ¥2000 (Students ¥500), includes a drink
●Capacity: 45 participants (3 groups including 1 English group, 15 persons each)
●All nationalities welcome

–Part 1: 〈What is Philosophical Dialogue?〉
Talk Session with 3 facilitators in Japanese (Interpreter for English group)

–Part 2: 《Keyword : Conflict》
Philosophical Dialogue Session in 3 groups

Among the possible definitions of peace we could say that peace is the absence of conflicts. So We would like to start the dialogue from the keyword “conflict”.
But how can we define “conflict”? This can be considered as, for example, a quarrel or an argument, a conflict in your relationship, a conflict in your mind, a competition for resources, or a, eventually,
lethal physical combat… Generally, “conflict” has a negative image, however, can we think of a
“positive conflict for peace” as in demonstrations against oppressive power? What are the origins of “conflict”? The more we think, the more confused we get. Please bring your daily experience and question about “conflict”!

–Part3: Entirely Reviewing Session by facilitators (Interpreter for English group)

–Toshiro Terada (born in Hiroshima, Member of Cafe Philo)
–Eri Matsukawa (living in Okayama, Vice President of Cafe Philo)
–Flavia Baldari (born in Italy, Member of Philosophical Counseling Oncolo)

▼Application Form
(applications close after reaching capacity)

* Any profit will be donated to the July 2018 Hiroshima Heavy Rain Disaster fund.


November 3, 2018
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Organic cafe Kissa Saeki
1−4−25, Kamiya-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0031 Japan