JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Presentation information

[JJ] Oral

M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-ZZ Others

[M-ZZ42] [JJ] Geoscience Studies: historical, philosophical and STS studies

Sun. May 21, 2017 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM A07 (Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall)

convener:Michiko Yajima(College of Humanity and Science, Nihon University), Toshihiro Yamada(Research Fellow, Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo ), Shigeyuki Aoki(School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Aizu), Shigeo Yoshida(Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, Kyushu University), Chairperson:Shigeyuki Aoki(School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Aizu), Chairperson:Shigeo Yoshida(Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, Kyushu University)

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

[MZZ42-08] Towards the better interdisciplinary collaborations 1

*Fuki Ueno1, Riichiro Hira10, Satoru Sugita8, Naoki Miyano2, Minao Kukita3, Yoshinari Hayashi4, Hidenori Nakamura6, Yuko Murakami5, Hiromichi Fukui8, Hiromichi Higashihara7, Shigenori Maruyama9, Mineo Kumazawa3 (1.Chukyo University, 2.Kyoto University, 3.Nagoya University, 4.Kansai University, 5.Tohoku University, 6.Toyama Prefectural University, 7.National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience, 8.Chubu University, 9.Tokyo Institute of Technology, 10.University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Keywords:Mind climate, Decision making, Inter-discipline Communications

It is widely recognized that highly-qualified research requires interdisciplinary cooperation. Another widely known fact is social agreement (collective knowledge) is often observed in geoscience, where aggregates multiple fields from physics, biology, natural resource, environment, society, and governments. Most researchers have experienced the difficulty, while a few have considered and analyzed its dynamics and mechanism. We claim that most interdisciplinary conflicts are caused not by evidence (data and logic) but by other factors, which hardly are logically described by aesthetic sense, intention, morality, world views. The non-logical systems have been constructed as survival strategies for environmental adoption and have evolved to complex systems. We need to clarify how those non-logical systems effect on our decision making in order to propose a theory of collective agreement. Moreover, they are artifacts which demand responsibilities of human beings. We thus call the artifacts as backgrounds of decision making "mind climate (MC)" and will scientifically analyze them.
Our current work is to formulate a three-layered MC model: (1) physical: geography and climate, (2) biological: genetics, epigenesis, and physiology, and (3) social: imprinting, culture, religions, education and policies. Those layers intricately form MC. Scientists already have working on (1) and (2), whereas most areas of (3) are open. This paper will classify MC formulations and possible effects on individuals and groups of researchers.
Moreover, we propose solutions of discoordination of transdisciplinary activities, such as dialogue as life-long education, school education, and self-reflection.
This work is supported by the Collaboration Research Program of IDEAS, Chubu University IDEAS201608.