Ramūnas Motiekaitis

Host institute: Nanzan University, Japan

Area of research: Japanese-Western interactions in philosophy of the 20th century

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If one has a scholars' mind, this mind is restless. After completing doctoral studies new problems and question which we are eager to answer arise. In everyday routines there is very little time left for scholarly work. We often dream about special environment, time for readings, discussions and contemplation. For such impractical activities support from generous institutions is necessary. I feel very fortunate and grateful to have been Canon foundation in Europe fellow. With their support I have spent the whole year in Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture (Nagoya, Japan) which is well known in the world for its outstanding scholars and publications. During my stay the relations with colleagues were warm and scholarly useful. I am welcomed guest there, and hope to come back there in the future. Moreover Canon foundation keeps relations with its alumni and in order to create kind of creative academic network organizes their meetings every year in some European cities. This is a nice idea, I think.

Ramūnas Motiekaitis