𝗩𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗼 𝗔𝗻𝗮𝗹𝘆𝘀𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗦𝘁𝘂𝗱𝘆 𝗦𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻✨ 𝐒𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐫 𝐀𝐥𝐞𝐫𝐭

𝗩𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗼 𝗔𝗻𝗮𝗹𝘆𝘀𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗦𝘁𝘂𝗱𝘆 𝗦𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻✨ 𝐒𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐫 𝐀𝐥𝐞𝐫𝐭
𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: March 22, Friday
𝗧𝗜𝗠𝗘: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
𝗟𝗢𝗖𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡: Room 201, Zhi-Xing Building, College of Social Sciences, NYCU

𝗟𝗲𝗰𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲𝗿: Christian Greiffenhagen (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

𝗛𝗼𝘀𝘁: 彭松嶽 (國立陽明交通大學)
𝗣𝗮𝗻𝗲𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁: 陳盈羽 (國立陽明交通大學)

This short seminar will not discuss the practical aspects of doing video research, such as setting up cameras and microphones, working with video-editing software, transcribing verbal talk and embodied conduct, or subtitling videos for presentation. Instead, will dive into the methodological roots of video analysis in ethnomethodology (EM) and conversation analysis (CA), focusing on how recordings have been used in EMCA to study participants’ own analysis of each other’s conduct, rather than researchers analyzing recordings from an external perspective. 🔍 Additionally, we will discuss examples from three recent research projects: video calls in migrant families and how grandparents make sure that children greet their remote parents; mobile payments in service encounters and how merchants determine how customers intend to pay; how hotel guests change their behaviour when they are not recognised by a facial recognition kiosk in a self-service hotel.


心哲所演講:Adversarial Collaboration: Snake Oil or Cure-all?

摘要 All sciences, and especially the social and behavioural sciences, have had to deal with serious crises, criticisms, and calamities in recent decades. Far too many research results do not replicate; far too often do social and behavioural scientists fail to predict events of massive reach;

 far too many ‘evidence-based’ policies have failed to bring about the desirable changes taxpayers were promised; and far too many disciplines within the social and behavioural sciences have been charged with ideological bias, which comes, or so argue the critics, at the expense of scientific standards. 

Adversarial collaboration (AdColl) is a relatively new research strategy that is hoped to help with a range of methodological problems the social and behavioural sciences face and restore trust in the field. Proponents of AdColl predict that the practice will lead to numerous desirable outcomes, among which to increase accountability and minimise bias among scholars, lead to more moderate, nuanced, and therefore more likely true claims, promote tolerance of genuine academic freedom and weed out scholarship with an agenda (Clark and Tetlock 2022).

The goal of this paper is to take a philosophical look at AdColl in the context of the social and behavioural sciences, to evaluate the strong claims that have been made in its support, and, more constructively, to develop practical roles for philosophers of social science as potential participants in AdColls. One major conclusion is that AdColl seems to work best when research opponents share many (theoretical, methodological, and normative) background assumptions so they can agree on experimental strategies. In Kuhnian terms, AdColls are a powerful tool for the progress of normal science within a single paradigm but less useful for deciding between paradigms. Thus, in cases where value judgements have wide ranging implications for how social phenomena are conceptualised, measured, and accepted as genuine, AdColls are unlikely to provide much support. I use the Cambridge Capital Controversy to illustrate this point. However, AdColl is a highly commendable research practice in many areas fields within the social sciences and should receive the attention they deserve, both from social and behavioural scientists themselves as well as philosophers of science.

時間:2024/03/01, 15:30-17:20

地點:國立陽明交通大學 知行樓321會議室
講者: Julian Reiss (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria) (http://jreiss.org/)
Julian Reiss is a Professor of Philosophy at Johannes Kepler University Linz, Head of the Institute for Philosophy and Scientific Method, and a past president of the International Network for Economic Method (INEM). His research focuses on methodological problems in the economic, social, and biomedical sciences and issues in political economy. He also has an interest in the role of scientific experts in democracies and the implications of value pluralism for socio-economic institutions.

Organized by 國科會人文行遠專書計畫〈最佳模型推論〉(計畫主持人:趙相科)」and Institute of Philosophy of Mind and Cognition
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心哲所演講:Psychedelic Therapy as Form of Life

In the historical context of a crisis in biological psychiatry, psychedelic drugs paired with psychotherapy are globally re-emerging in research clinics as a potential transdiagnostic therapy for treating mood disorders, addictions, and other forms of psychological distress. 

The treatments are poised to soon shift from clinical trials to widespread service delivery in places like Australia, North America, and Europe, which has prompted ethical questions by social scientists and bioethicists. Taking a broader view, we argue that the ethics of psychedelic therapy concerns not simply how psychotherapies are different when paired with psychedelic drugs, but how different kinds of psychedelic therapy shape and are shaped by different values, norms, and metaphysical commitments that amount to different forms of life. Drawing from the published literature and interviews with seven psychedelic therapists working in clinical trials in the United States, Germany, Switzerland, and Australia, this talk opens the black box of the treatments to consider the values and informal debates currently animating the therapies. Considering questions of patient autonomy, mechanisms of therapeutic action, and which therapies are best suited to pair with psychedelic substances, we examine the ethics of psychedelic therapy as a form of life. To bring this out in fuller relief, we conclude by comparing and contrasting this emergent form of life with ayahuasca use in Amazonian shamanism. The talk is based on work done in collaboration with Nicolas Langlitz.

時間/Time :2024/2/29 星期四 Thursday 13:20-16:20
地點:知行樓503 室 陽明校區
Venue:Zhi Xing Building Room 503,
National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University -Yangming campus

講者簡介/Speaker profile
Alex K. Gearin, Ph.D., is an medical anthropologist who has researched psychedelic substance using networks and practices across the globe. His forthcoming book Global Ayahuasca: Wondrous Visions and Modern Worlds (Stanford University Press, 2024) explores the psychoactive plant brew “ayahuasca” in Asia, South America, and Australia. His work is featured in Current Anthropology, Social Science and Medicine, Frontiers in Pharmacology, JRAI, and other outlets, and he is co-editor of The World Ayahuasca Diaspora: Controversies and Reinventions (Routledge, 2017). Alex is assistant professor at The University of Hong Kong.


• 術學學門前瞻/跨領域系列講座(2022-2024)之九
.講者:彭盈真(Ying-Chen Peng)副教授 |亞美利堅大學藝術系藝術史
.主持人:賴毓芝(Lai Yu-Chih)副研究員 |中央研究院近代史研究所
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彭盈真為國立台灣大學日本語文學系學士、國立台灣大學藝術史研究所碩士、美國加州大學洛杉磯分校藝術史博士。曾任職國立故宮博物院、中央研究院文哲所,並在美國大都會博物館以及荷蘭國立博物館訪問研究。自2014年起任教亞美利堅大學,2023-2024年度為上海紐約大學全球亞洲中心訪問學者。專攻近現代中國美術史,特別關注性別議題與物質文化,2021年主辦該校之第七屆女性主義藝術史研討會。主辦展覽「Empress Dowager Cixi: Selections from the Summer Palace」(Bowers Museum, 2017),並參與「Empresses of China’s Forbidden City」(Peabody Essex Museum, Freer Gallery, 2018-9)、「China’s Hidden Century」(British Museum, 2023)等展覽。出版論文散見於Nan Nü, Ars Orientalis等期刊 與論文集,專書Artful Subversion: Empress Dowager Cixi’s Image Making(2023)由耶魯大學出版社出版,探討慈禧太后如何轉借歷來帝王用藝術塑造個人形象的傳統,整合肖像、器物、書畫與建築等各種藝術形式建構並宣傳一種剛柔並濟的女君形象。即將完成的書稿Gendered Blue: A History of Women’s Jeans in Hong Kong, Taiwan and China,解析二十世紀的香港、台灣和中國視覺、物質文化中的女士牛仔褲作為美式價值觀與認同的符碼,所反映出當地社會的女權運動歷程。

自從Linda Nochlin在1971年提出「為什麼歷史上沒有偉大的女性藝術家?」的大哉問,女性主義藝術史已走過了半世紀。它審視女性的藝術創作與贊助活動,打破了幾個世紀以來既定的藝術史學傳統,使文藝復興以來的女藝術家走入學界的視野,並啟發其他反思、重新定義經典的研究方法。1990年Judith Butler的《性別惑亂:女性主義與認同顛覆》批判女性主義的二元論本質,強調性別和慾望的流動性,挑戰女性主義的邊界,應運而生的是酷兒理論對陽性與陰性氣質的視覺表現及審美等研究。與此同時,Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw則疾呼關注導致壓迫的各種因素,例如性向、種族,社會經濟地位,國籍,即所謂「多元交織性(intersectionality)」,進一步深化「女性」作為一個群體的複雜性,鼓舞學界對少數族裔、藍領階級女性藝術家的關

注。本講座從講者任教的美國亞美利堅大學(American University)已連續主辦十三年之著名女性主義藝術史研討會出發,回顧這段學術史,並探討東亞藝術史導入女性主義和性別研究後激撞出的各種展覽與出版成果,例如皇室女贊助人、女性文人與職業畫家、殘疾藝術家、女性收藏家和大眾品味,最後展望本領域的新研究課題。