MORIOKA, Masahiro

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MORIOKA, Masahiro
Waseda University
Faculty of Human Sciences School of Human Sciences
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human science(Osaka Prefecture University)
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Research Areas


Books etc

Nihilism and the Meaning of Life : A Philosophical Dialogue with James Tartaglia
Masahiro Morioka (ed.) (Part:Editor)
Journal of Philosophy of Life   Jul 2017   ISBN:978-4-9908668-2-2
Reconsidering Meaning in Life : A Philosophical Dialogue with Thaddeus Metz
Masahiro Morioka (ed.) (Part:Editor)
Oct 2015   ISBN:978-4-9908668-0-8
キノコプレス   Jun 2015   
まんが 哲学入門
講談社現代新書   Jul 2013   
決定版 感じない男
ちくま文庫   Apr 2013   
山折哲雄 森岡正博
筑摩選書   Mar 2012   
生者と死者をつなぐ: 鎮魂と再生のための哲学
春秋社   Feb 2012   
33個めの石: 傷ついた現代のための哲学
春秋社   Feb 2009   

Academic & Professional Experience

Research Associate, University of Tokyo
Research Associate, International Research Center for Japanese Studies
Associate Professor, Osaka Prefecture University
Professor, Osaka Prefecture University
Visiting Researcher, Wesleyan University, US

Published Papers

Masahiro Morioka
European Journal of Japanese Philosophy   3 245-262   Sep 2018   [Refereed]
Masahiro Morioka
The Review of Life Studies   8 15-22   Oct 2017
Masahiro Morioka
Journal of Philosophy of Life   7(2) 316-337   Aug 2017   [Invited]
Masahiro Morioka
Journal of Philosophy of Life   5(1) 19-41   Jul 2015   [Invited]

Conference Activities & Talks

The Method of Life Studies and Tanabe’s Metanoetics: A Possibility of Post-Religious Spirituality
Masahiro Morioka
Fourth Annual Conference for European Network of Japanese Philosophy   6 Sep 2018   European Network of Japanese Philosophy
A Solipsistic and Affirmative Approach to Meaning in Life [Invited]
Masahiro Morioka
First International Conference on Philosophy and Meaning in Life   20 Aug 2018   International Conference on Philosophy and Meaning in Life
The Ontological Status of the Deceased Person That Continues to Appear in This World
Masahiro Morioka
3rd Biennial Conference, International Association for the Philosophy of Death and Dying   9 Aug 2018   International Association for the Philosophy of Death and Dying
Manga and Philosophy
Masahiro Morioka
TUJ Philosophy Lecture Series Vol. 8   2 Jul 2018   Temple University Japan
What is "the Dignity of the Human Body"? : A Japanese Philosopher's Reaction to Brain Death and Organ Transplantation [Invited]
Masahiro Morioka
Universite Libre de Bruxelles - Waseda's Conference on Bioethics   19 Mar 2018   Universite Libre de Bruxelles - Waseda's Conference on Bioethics

Research Grants & Projects

Governance of Renewable Energy Project
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2021
Analytical Existential Study of Meaning of Life and its Implementation to Applied Ethics
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2019
Pluralistic Environmental Justice and Governance of Energy Technology
Project Year: Apr 2014 - Mar 2018
We conducted case studies and theoretical considerations on the relationship between energy technology and society. A series of social experiments are also conducted to realize appropriate governance, after clarifying conditions for making energy ...
Philosophical research on "the dignity of human life"
Project Year: Apr 2014 - Mar 2017
In this research the following results were obtained: 1) The dignity of human life is constructed by three pillars, namely, "the dignity of one's life," "the dignity of the body," and "the dignity of the connectedness of life." 2) The logic of Pre...
A Philosophical Research on the Affirmation of Existence in the Philosophy of Life
Project Year: Apr 2011 - Mar 2014
In this research the following results were obtained: 1) the affirmation of existence should be interpreted as a form of birth affirmation, and it should also be connected with the concept of giving birth, 2) David Benatar's anti-natalism ought to...


Apr 1977
Mar 1988
Ethics, Undergraduate/Graduate School, Division of Humanities, University of Tokyo