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Waseda University
Faculty of Social Sciences School of Social Sciences
Job title
Associate Professor
Ph.D.(York University (Canada))
Research funding number

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Oct 2007
Mar 2011
Research Fellow, Center for Philosophy, University of Tokyo
Apr 2009
Sep 2014
Sessional Instructor, School of Engineering, Tokyo Denki University
Apr 2010
Mar 2015
Sessional Instructor, Department of Education, Tamagawa University
Feb 2011
Mar 2011
Visiting Scholar, Department of Philosophy, University of South Florida
Apr 2011
Mar 2012
Project Lecturer, Center for Philosophy, University of Tokyo
Apr 2012
Sep 2014
Sessional Instructor, Department of Education, Rikkyo University
Dec 2012
Mar 2013
Research Fellow, Department of Biomedical Ethics, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo
Dec 2013
Feb 2014
Research Fellow, Integrated Human Sciences Program for Cultural Diversity (IHS), University of Tokyo
Feb 2014
Mar 2015
Project Lecturer, Integrated Human Sciences Program for Cultural Diversity (IHS), University of Tokyo
Apr 2015
Mar 2017
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Waseda University
Apr 2017
Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Waseda University


Apr 1993
Mar 1997
Division of Humanities, College of Liberal Arts, International Christian University
Apr 1997
Mar 1999
Master's Program, Graduate School of Philosophy, Sophia University
Sep 1999
Aug 2005
Ph.D. Program, Graduate Program in Philosophy, York University (Canada)

Committee Memberships

Apr 2014
Mar 2017
Japan Association for Philosophy of Science  Member of Program Organizing Committee
Apr 2017
Mar 2020
Japan Association for Philosophy of Science  Member of Publicity and Program Organizing Committee
Feb 2018
Asian Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences (ANPOSS)  Member of Steering Committee
Nov 2018
Philosophy of the Social Sciences  Editor

Awards & Honors

Nov 2016
WASEDA RESEARCH AWARD (High-Impact Publication), Waseda University

Published Papers

Social Epistemology   26(3–4) 365-378   Dec 2012   [Invited]
Philosophy of the Social Sciences   39(1) 99-106   Mar 2009   [Invited]
[Report] "The current state of philosophy of the social sciences" (in Japanese)
Newsletter of the Philosophy of Science Society, Japan   (40) 3-5   2008   [Invited]
Philosophy of the Social Sciences   37(3) 289-314   Sep 2007   [Refereed]
Philosophy of the Social Sciences   37(1) 108-112   Mar 2007   [Invited]
"Is 'epistemology naturalized' possible? A methodological criticism" (in Japanese)
Tetsugaku-Ronshu (The Proceedings of the Philosophical Society, Sophia University)   (30) 83-103   Oct 2001   [Refereed]
[Reply] "My paper reconsidered: A reply to Professor Tachibana" (in Japanese)
Popper Letters   12(1) 43-44   Jun 2000
"Irrational rationalism? A reply to Feyerabend" (in Japanese)
Popper Letters   11(1) 5-16   Jun 1999

Books etc

Approaches to the Welfare Society: In Honor of Professor Junichi Hisatsuka's 70th Birthday ("On the reducibility of psychology: Taking a cue from the debate between Fodor and Kim," vol. 2, pp. 655–671)
Hiroshi Osone, Shinjiro Morita, Megumi Kanagawa, and Hirofumi Konishi, eds. (Part:Contributor)
Seibundoh   May 2019   ISBN:978-4-7923-3387-4
The Impact of Critical Rationalism: Expanding the Popperian Legacy through the Works of Ian C. Jarvie ("Jarvie on rationality and cultural relativism," pp. 145–158)
Raphael Sassower and Nathaniel Laor, eds. (Part:Contributor)
Palgrave Macmillan   Jul 2018   ISBN:978-3-319-90825-0
The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory ("Philosophy of social sciences," pp. 1737–1742)
Bryan S. Turner, Chang Kyung-Sup, Cynthia Epstein, Peter Kivisto, William Outhwaite, and J. Michael Ryan, eds. (Part:Contributor)
Wiley-Blackwell   Nov 2017   ISBN:978-1-1184-3086-6
Moral Psychology: Ethics Investigated from the Mind and Behavior ("Overcoming cultural relativism: With a reference to the debate about a distinction between moral and conventional rules," pp. 413–439; in Japanese)
Koji Ota, ed. (Part:Joint Work)
Shunjusha   May 2016   ISBN:978-4-3933-2365-6
Rationality and Cultural Interpretivism: A Critical Assessment of Failed Solutions
Lexington Books   Aug 2014   ISBN:978-0-7391-7399-2
Does Economics Need the Brain and the Mind? ("What kind of relationship does economics have with neuroscience? A perspective from the philosophy of science," pp. 85–104; in Japanese)
Toshiji Kawagoe, ed. (Part:Joint Work)
Kawade Shobo Shinsha   Jun 2013   ISBN:978-4-3092-4621-5
Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences ("Neuroeconomics," pp. 662–663)
Byron Kaldis, ed. (Part:Contributor)
Sage   May 2013   ISBN:978-1-4129-8689-2
Proceedings of the CAPE International Workshops, 2012 ("Andrews on the social intelligence hypothesis," pp. 172–176)
Hisashi Nakao, ed. (Part:Contributor)
Kyoto: Center for Applied Philosophy and Ethics, Kyoto University   Feb 2013   
Ethics and Society in the Age of Neuroscience (UTCP Booklet 15) ("A neuroeconomic approach to pathological gambling," pp. 87–107; in Japanese)
UTCP Program in Brain Sciences and Ethics, ed. (Part:Joint Work)
University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy   Mar 2010   
Enhancement, Society, Humanity (UTCP Booklet 8) ("Cognitive enhancement and fairness," pp. 25–37; in Japanese)
University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy   Mar 2009   
Utopia: Here and There (UTCP Booklet 4) ("Comparing and explaining different cultures: The case of Captain Cook," pp. 53–64)
University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy   Sep 2008   
Science, vol. 3 of Karl Popper: A Centenary Assessment ("Rationality and other cultures," pp. 251–260)
Ian C. Jarvie, Karl Milford, and David Miller, eds. (Part:Contributor)
Ashgate   Dec 2006   ISBN:978-0-7546-5712-5

Conference Activities & Talks

"Rationality and social institutions" [Invited]
Rationality in the Transnational World: New Perspectives (10th Birthday Conference of the Collegium, Institute of Advanced Studies of Lyon)   11 Apr 2019   
"Beyond naturalism and interpretivism" [Invited]
Shanxi University Workshop on the Developmental Trend of the Philosophy of Social Sciences   21 Mar 2018   
"Between Scylla and Charybdis: Investigating a possibility of the social sciences"
7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Philosophy of Science   15 Dec 2017   
"A possibility of institutional individualism"
2016 Philosophy of Social Science Roundtable   11 Mar 2016   
"An institutional turn of methodological individualism" (in Japanese)
Japan Public Choice Society   21 Nov 2015