Shunkichi Matsumoto

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Name
Shunkichi Matsumoto
Affiliation
Tokai University
Section
Liberal Arts Education Center, N/A
Job title
Professor
Degree
Master of Science(The University of Tokyo)

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Jan 2002
 - 
Aug 2002
visiting scholar, Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh
 
Sep 2001
 - 
Dec 2001
visiting scholar, Department of Philosophy,, University of Wisconsin–Madison
 
1995
 - 
2000
Full-time Lecturer,
 
 
   
 
Research Institute of Civilization,
 
 
   
 
Tokai University
 
2001
   
 
- Associate Professor,
 
 
   
 
Liveral Arts Education Center,
 
 
   
 
Tokai University
 

Education

 
 
 - 
1995
Philosophy, Graduate School, Division of Letters, Tohoku University
 
 
 - 
1988
Physics, Faculty of Science, Kyoto University
 

Published Papers

 
Conceptual Problems in Evolutionary Biology: Adaptation, Human Culture, and Units of Selection
Shunkichi Matsumoto
Keio University      Oct 2012   [Refereed]
Analyzing 'Evolutionary Functional Analysis' in Evolutionary Psychology
Shunkichi Matsumoto
Annals of the Japan Association for Philosophy of Science   16(No. 1 & 2) 95-112   Mar 2008   [Invited]
A Case Study on Theory Reduction and its Philosophy of Science
Annals of the Japan Association for Philosophy of Science   9(5) 255-270   Mar 2000   [Refereed]

Misc

 
Conceptual Problems Revolving Around Genic Selectionism
Shunkichi Matsumoto
Biological Science   60(4) 225-239   2009
Evolutionary Biology and Adaptationism
Philosophy   Vol.53, pp.90-112    2004
How to think of 'neo-eugenics'
Shunkichi Matsumoto
Civilization   (13) 25-36   2008
Principle of Charity or Hermeneutics? : Between universalism and relativism
Shunkichi Matsumoto
Civilization   7 32-43   2006
On Emergence
Journal of the Japan Association for Philosophy of Science   (96)    2001

Books etc

 
The Enigma of Evolution
Mar 2014   ISBN:4393323548
Why Does Evolution Matter to Philosophy? (coauthored)
Keiso Publishing Co.   2010   

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Evolutionary Functional Analysis Revisited
Shunkichi Matsumoto
21 Oct 2017   
Evolutionary and Molecular Genes: The Case of Cystic Fibrosis
Shunkichi Matsumoto
The 15th Congress on Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science (CLMPS)   5 Aug 2015   
Cystic Fibrosis as a Case Study for the Identification of the Gene
Shunkichi Matsumoto
International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB)   9 Jul 2015   
Evolutionary and Molecular Genes: The Case of Cystic Fibrosis [Invited]
Shunkichi Matsumoto
Taiwan Conference on Scientific Individuation in Biology and Experimental Sciences   8 Dec 2014   
Evolutionary Contingencies, Biological Laws, and Mechanisms [Invited]
Shunkichi Matsumoto
Japan-Taiwan Philosophy of Biology Workshop   Mar 2014   
Evolutionary Functional Analysis Revisited
Shunkichi Matsumoto
First International Conference of the German Society for Philosophy of Science   12 Mar 2013   
The Structure of Adaptationist Reasoning [Invited]
Shunkichi Matsumoto
East Asian Philosophy of Science Workshop   Jul 2011   
Evolutionary Functional Analysis and Its Methodological Problems [Invited]
Shunkichi Matsumoto
Seminar at the Department of the History and Philosophy of Science, Seoul National University (Seoul, Korea)   Sep 2009   
The Structure of Adaptationism: What is the Essence of Evolutionary Explanation? [Invited]
Shunkichi Matsumoto
Seminar at the department of philosophy, Fudan University (Shanghai, China)   Sep 2009   
Evolutionary Functional Analysis and Its Methodological Pitfall
Shunkichi Matsumoto
International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB)   13 Jul 2009   

Research Grants & Projects

 
The problem of units of natural selection
to critically examine the legitimacy of Dawkinian type of gene selectionism
The legitimacy of adaptationist explanation
to examine the legitimacy of adaptationist explanation especially in such cases as sociobiology and evolutionary psychology