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The Institute of Oriental Philosophy Holds Lecture on Mind-Body Relationship

The Institute of Oriental Philosophy hosted its first lecture in a new series titled "Key Issues in Modern Science-Life, the Brain and the Mind" at the Japan Youth Center's International Hall in Tokyo, on October 15.

Professor Yoshimichi Saito from Keio University spoke about the mind-brain relationship from a phenomenological perspective. In his talk, Mr. Saito stated that the brain and mind are, in essence, inseparable parts of one entity and that they are necessary components to life that cannot exist without the other. 

The second lecture in the series was held in Hakodate, Hokkaido, on October 28. Professor Toshiyuki Nakagaki, guest lecturer from the Future University Hakodate, attended.

[Adapted from articles in the October 16 and 30, 2010, issues of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan]