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.


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
Venue:Zhi Xing Building 321,
National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University -Yangming campus

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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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
Venue:Zhi Xing Building 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.

Queer Ethics of Care in Tsai Ming-liang’s I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone and Days

03/08/2024 / 03/08/2024 14:00pm – 17:00pm
Room 1, Research Center for Humanities and Social sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei
The French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC), Taipei Office organise the following conference:

Speaker: Nicholas de Villiers (University of North Florida, USA)
Nicholas de Villiers is professor of English and film at the University of North Florida (USA). He is currently a Fulbright U.S. Senior Scholar in Taiwan at National Central University in the Center for the Study of Sexualities (2023–2024). He is the author of Opacity and the Closet: Queer Tactics in Foucault, Barthes, and Warhol(2012), Sexography: Sex Work in Documentary (2017), and Cruisy, Sleepy, Melancholy: Sexual Disorientation in the Films of Tsai Ming-liang (2022), all from the University of Minnesota Press.

Taiwan-based filmmaker Tsai Ming-liang’s Days (2020) features his “male muse” Lee Kang-sheng’s intimate encounter with a Laotian migrant male sex worker masseur in Bangkok (Anong Houngheuangsy): a massage session with a “happy ending.” Days portrays queer sex work as a form of care work, returning to treatments for Lee’s actual neck pain first incorporated into the plot of Tsai’s The River (1997). Tsai’s latest film raises issues of diasporic and queer temporality and labor, and “bounded authenticity” in sex work (Bernstein). The poignancy of watching Lee aging and suffering from neck ailments over eleven feature films with Tsai is enhanced by the juxtaposition of Lee’s body’s fragility with the caretaking bodies of two other male actors: (1) Norman bin Atun as Rawang, a Bangladeshi migrant laborer in Kuala Lumpur who takes in Hsiao Kang (Lee), a battered homeless man without a passport, and nurses him back to health in I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone (2006); (2) the young body of Anong, whose erotic massage seems to offer more relief and comfort than the moxibustion treatment we also watch Lee receiving. Lee gives Anong a music box which plays “Terry’s Theme” from Chaplin’s Limelight (1952), a song which Tsai used before at the end of Sleep, a link between the two films that invites further analysis. Examining these practices of care in Tsai’s nearly wordless “slow cinema,” I engage approaches to queer and crip temporality and performativity of emotional labor in feminist ethics of care and studies of disability and sex work. I close with a reflection on the recent Tsai Ming-liang’s Daysexhibition at the Museum of National Taipei University of Education (MoNTUE) as a staging of queer practices of care beyond representation.

Respondent : Louis Lo (Institute of Visual Studies, NYCU)
This seminar will be held in English.
Corrado Neri, Director of the CEFC Taipei, will chair the session.

Institute of Visual Studies New Emblem

The Institute of Visual Studies  quietly unveiled a brand-new emblem during its tenth-anniversary celebration! Over the past decade, we have diligently cultivated and flourished in the field of visual culture research, much like the vibrant radiance that unfolds from a conch shell. The new emblem serves not only as a symbol of the institute but also as our aspiration and expectation for the future. It signifies the institute’s commitment to continuously infuse a steady stream of vitality into Taiwan’s visual culture research field, painting a more colorful and enriching future for academic development!

設計/Design|陳薈茗 平面設計師/Graphic Designer

Design Concept: The emblem of our institute is centered around the concept of the conch shell, symbolizing “aesthetic harmony and proportion.” It extracts curves and patterns with associative aesthetics, portraying a delicate and artistic representation that exudes visual allure. This design is in harmony with the core values of the “Yang Ming Chiao Tung University Institute of Visual Studies ” — possessing a comprehensive foundation in visual culture studies that transcends traditional images and symbols. Instead, it delves deeply into various aesthetic domains, sparking innovative understanding and interdisciplinary theoretical perspectives. This approach aims to inject a more diverse influence into the academic realm.

2024 Eurasian Memory Meeting

The schedule will be posted here when available.

Ying-Tung Lin (National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University),
Chris McCarroll (National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University),
Kourken Michaelian (CPM, Université Grenoble Alpes),
André Sant’Anna (Université de Genève),
Lok-Chi Chan (National Taiwan University),
Tony Cheng (National Chengchi University),
Shin Sakuragi (Shibaura Institute of Technology).

講 者:
Nikola Andonovski (University of Grenoble Alpes, France):
Memory and the flattened mind
Sven Bernecker (University of Cologne, Germany): Preservationism in memory
Anja Berninger (Göttingen University, Germany):
Temporal orientation and collective nostalgia
Ken-ichi Hara (Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Japan): Bergson’s reinterpretation of the memory-perception distinction – In contrast with associationism
Yasushi Hirai (Keio University, Japan):
Is memory the origin of the past?
Nihel Jhou (National Taiwan University, Taiwan):
Is a time machine an amnesia machine?
Ching Keng (National Taiwan University), Taiwan:
What was and was not remembered according to the Buddhist theory of consciousness?
Lex Lai (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China):
Memory scepticism and particularism
Kristina Liefke (Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany): Referential parasitism and accuracy in episodic memory
Ying-Tung Lin (National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan):
Successful remembering: Bridging practical contexts and philosophy of memory
Chris McCarroll (National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan):
Experience, episodic memory, and the epistemic limits of imagination
Kourken Michaelian (University of Grenoble Alpes, France): Radical generationism revisited
Kengo Miyazono (Hokkaido University, Japan) & Uku Tooming (University of Tartu, Estonia):
The place of memory among other sources of justification
James Openshaw (University of Grenoble Alpes, France): Beyond the episodic: An integrative framework for remembering and knowing?
Nikolaj Pedersen (Yonsei University, South Korea):
Memory scepticism and hinge epistemology
Denis Perrin (University of Grenoble Alpes, France):
A defence of authenticism about the accuracy conditions of episodic memory
Shin Sakuragi (Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan): Factivity of “remember” and retention of knowledge
André Sant’Anna (University of Geneva, Switzerland):
Alethism and memory of experience
Markus Werning (Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany): Memories from veridical and non-veridical experiences: A non-disjunctivist account