OTABE Tanehisa

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OTABE Tanehisa
The University of Tokyo
Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, Philosophy and Religion, Department of Aesthetics
Job title
D. Lit.(The University of Tokyo)

Research Interests


Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Kobe University


Graduate School, Division of Humanities, The University of Tokyo
Faculty of Literature, The University of Tokyo

Committee Memberships

Jul 2016
International Association for Aesthetics  Assistant Secretary General
Jul 2011
International Society for Eighteenth Century Studies  executive committee member
Oct 2010
Internationle Schelling-Gesellschaft  Beirat
Oct 2013
Oct 2016
Japanese Society for Aesthetics  president
Jul 2016
Schelling Gesellschaft Japan  president
Jul 2005
Jul 2009
Japanese Society for the Eighteenth Century Studies  president

Awards & Honors

Philipp Franz von Siebold-Preis (Germany)

Published Papers

The Idea of “Common Sense” Revisited: A Contribution to an “Aisthetic Turn” of Aesthetics
OTABE Tanehisa
Serbian Architectural Journal   7 37-46   2015   [Refereed]
On an Aisthetic Consciousness of our Being: Toward a Contextualization of Shusterman’s Somaesthetics
OTABE Tanehisa
International Yearbook of Aesthetics   18 117-123   [Refereed][Invited]


La genèse de l’ « histoire de l’art ». L’universel et le particulier dans les théories esthétiques de l’époque des Lumières au début du romantisme
Horizons philosophiques   vol. 13, no 2, Printemps pp. 59-67    2003
Possible Worlds and the Analogy of Creation Prehistory of the Modern Concept of 'Artistic Creation' in Leibniz-Wolffian Philosophy
Aesthetics   6 35-46   1994
Transformation of 'ars analogi rationis'. A Study of a Principle in German Aesthetics in the Eighteenth-Century
The Annual Reports of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kobe University   (14)    1995
Aesthetics   180 23-33   1995
Politics of Aesthefics in Schiller
Riso   (656) 27-38   1995

Books etc

Aesthetische Subjektivitaet. Romantik und Moderne. Hrs. von Lothar Knatz und Tanehisa Otabe.
Wuerzburg. Koenigshausen & Neumann.   2005   
Aesthetic Theory of Symbol from Baumgarten to Hegel (with a Summary in German)
University of Tokyo Press   1995   
How was "the Aesthetic" Justified by Modern Aesthetics?
Théories et débats esthétiques au dix­huitième siècle. Eléments d'une enquête. Textes édités par Elisabeth Décultot et Mark Ledbury.   2001   
Paris 2001
Schelling und die querelle des anciens et des modernes. Das Symbolische und das Allegorische in der Philosophie der Kunst
Matsuyama, J. und H.­J. Sandkuhler (Hg.), Natur, Kunst und Geschichte der Freiheit. Studien zur Philosophie F.W.J. Schellings in Japan   2000   
Frankfurt am Main, 2000
Das "Ende der Kunst" als eine Bedingung der Moderne
Symbolisches Flanieren. Kulturphilosophische Streifzuge, hrsg. von RogerBehrens, Kai Kresse, und. Ronnie M. Peplow   2001   
Hannover 2001
From 〉Clothing〈 to 〉Organ of Reason〈 : An Essay on the theories of Metaphor in German Philosophy in the Age of Enlightenment
Z.Radman (ed.), From a Metaphorical Point of View   1995   

Research Grants & Projects

Modern Aesthetics and its philosophical and historical background
Ordinary Research