Tanaka Yutaka

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Tanaka Yutaka
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Academic & Professional Experience

Professor, Sophia University Faculty of Humanities, Department of Philosophy

Published Papers

Whitehead's philosophy in the 21st Century
Yutyaka Tanaka
Risou 2014 No.693 Special Issue "Whitehead"   (693) 2-14   Sep 2014   [Invited]
Nishida's Philosophy and Christianity
Yutaka Tanaka
Institute for Chrisian Culture Bulletin   (31) 79-96   2012   [Invited]
Diogenes   57(3) 20-34   Aug 2011
This paper discusses the two representative philosophers of the Kyoto School, Kitaro Nishida and Hajime Tanabe from the perspective of process theology and the Buddhist-Christian dialogue in Japan
Word and Silence in the Bible
Sapientia Convivendi   (4) 135-164   Jul 2010
Philosophie du néant et théologie du processus
La philosophie au Japon : Diogène (Ed. française) 227   227(3 (Juillet-Septembre 2009)) 26-47   Jul 2009
A critical examination of Kitaro Nishida and Hajime Tanabe, two representatives of Japanese "philosophers of Nothingness" from the standpoint of process theology.

Books etc

Religious Convivium and science
Tanaka Yutaka (Part:Joint Work, Chap.2 Philosophy of Convivium (living together))
Kyoyusha   Feb 2014   ISBN:978-4-902211-98-6
『Physics and Whitehead: Quantum, Process, and Experience』(SUNY series in constructive postmodern thought)「The Individuality of a Quantum Event: Whitehead's Epochal Theory of Time and Bohr's Framework or Complementarity」
Tanaka Yutaka (Part:Joint Work)
State University of New York Press   Jan 2009   ISBN:978-0791459140
Iwanami Lectures of Philosophy: Metaphysics Today
Tanaka Yutaka (Part:Joint Work, 139-160)
Aug 2008   ISBN:9784000112628
Christianity and Modern Japan-Sympathy and Antipathy
Tanaka Yutaka (Part:Joint Work, 61-79)
Oriens Institute of Religion   Jul 2008   ISBN:978-4-87232-061-9
Narratology- Series 3
Tanaka Yutaka (Part:Joint Work, 59-107)
University of Tokyo Press   Mar 2007   ISBN:9784130034494

Conference Activities & Talks

Nishida's Philosophy and Christianity
17 Jun 2012   
Creaiviy and Harmony: sapientia convivendi for the future of cilvilization
8th International Whitehead Conference   26 Sep 2011   Sophia University, the Japan Society for Process Studies, Inernational Process Network
The Eco-Sophia Symposium 2011, sponsored by Sophia University, the Japan Society for Process Studies, and International Process Network, aims at bringing into contact various research activities in diverse fields undertaken by philosophers, natura...

Association Memberships


Research Grants & Projects

Ecosophia Symposium 2011 Creativity and Harmony: The Way of Eco-Sophia for the Future of Civilization
Project Year: 2011 - 2011    Investigator(s): Yutaka Tanaka
Japanese Perspectives for Science & Spirituality
Project Year: 2004       Investigator(s): Paul,L, Swanson
Humanities, Science, and Religion
Project Year: 2002       Investigator(s): Ryusei Takeda