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Center for Applied Ethics and Philosophy
Faculty of Humanities and Human Sciences
Hokkaido University
North10, West7, Kita-ku
Sapporo:060-0810
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Tel: ++81-11-706-4088

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Center for Applied Ethics and Philosophy

Director : Shunichi MIYAJIMA
(Professor, Division of Humanities / Research Group of Philosophy and Religious Studies / Laboratory of Religious Studies and Indian Philosophy)

Steering Committee Member : Shunichi MIYAJIMA
Specialized field   Phenomenology of Religion, Friedrich Heiler, Death and Life Studies, Spirituality, Bioethics
Research subject   Theories and Methods in Religious Studies. History of the Comparative Study of Religion. Spirituality and Religion. Bioethics Research including Perspectives of Death and Life Studies.

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Deputy Director : Tomohiko Kondo
(Associate Professor, Division of Humanities / Research Group of Philosophy and Religious Studies / Laboratory of Philosophy and Ethics)

Deputy Director : Tomohiko Kondo
Specialized field   Ancient Greek and Roman ethics, History of ancient Greek and Roman thought
Research subject   My research has been focused on the topic of fate and free will in Hellenistic and Roman philosophy. My ambition is to contribute something, through the study of ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, to the reconstruction of the history of Western thought and also to the reorganization of ethical theory.

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Steering Committee Member : Nobuo Kurata
(Professor, Division of Humanities / Research Group of Philosophy and Religious Studies / Laboratory of Philosophy and Ethics)

Steering Committee Member : Tomohiko Kondo
Specialized field   Applied ethics, ethics, history of occidental philosophy
Research subject   bioethics(genethics, cloning),environmental ethics(obligation for future generation),ethics of science and technology (risk, social problems of GMO),Kantian philosophy and ethics, normative ethics, metaethics, STS

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Steering Committee Member : Shigeru TAGUCHI
(Professor, Division of Humanities / Research Group of Philosophy and Religious Studies / Laboratory of Philosophy and Ethics)

Steering Committee Member : Shigeru TAGUCHI
Specialized field   Phenomenology, Japanese philosophy, interdisciplinary study of consciousness
Research subject   Self, ego, consciousness, intersubjectivity. I am investigating these concepts and phenomena on the basis of Husserl’s phenomenology and Nishida’s and Tanabe’s philosophy, as well as through interdisciplinary joint researches with neuroscientists, mathematicians, robotics researchers, and information scientists.

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Steering Committee Member : Jun-ichiro KAWAHARA
(Professors, Division of Human Sciences / Research Group of Psychology / Laboratory of Psychology)

Steering Committee Member : Shigeru TAGUCHI
Specialized field   Cognitive Psychology (attention, memory, perception of attractiveness, stress)
Research subject   Attention and memory mechanisms underlying human behavior. Internal and external factors (such as fatigue and stress) modulating cognitive functions.

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Steering Committee Member : Eijun SENAHA
(Professor, Division of Humanities / Research Group of Cultural Representations / Laboratory of European and American Literature)

Steering Committee Member : Eijyun SENAHA
Specialized field   Literature in English, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Research subject   English literature and film studies, especially on the representations of power relations in sex, gender and sexuality as they include not only women's but masculinities as well as queer studies.

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Steering Committee Member : Masataka MURAMATSU
(Professor, Division of Humanities / Research Group of Philosophy and Religious Studies / Laboratory of Philosophy and Ethics)

Steering Committee Member : Mayumi MIZUTAMARI
(Professor, Division of Humanities / Research Group of Cultural Representations / Laboratory of Visual and Modern Culture)

Steering Committee Member : Katsuhiko SANO
(Associate Professor, Division of Humanities / Research Group of Philosophy and Religious Studies / Laboratory of Philosophy and Ethics)

Steering Committee Member : Katsuhiko SANO
Specialized field   Logic
Research subject   My research area is non-classical logics (in particular, modal logic) and their application. I am also interested in semantics of interrogatives (especially, inquisitive semantics), logical analyisis of puzzles on agents' knowledge and belief, and history of logic (especially, Alan Turing's thought).

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Steering Committee Member : Mari HIGUCHI
(Associate Professor, Division of Human Sciences / Research Group of Sociology / Laboratory of Sociology)

Steering Committee Member : Mari HIGUCHI
Specialized field   Social exclusion, care labor, family, Qualitative research methods, International comparison
Research subject   1.Social exclusion of people with mental health problems and of their families
2.Quantitative research on social attitudes related to welfare, gender, family
3.Qualitative research methods

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Steering Committee Member : Kengo MIYAZONO
(Associate Professor, Division of Humanities / Research Group of Philosophy and Religious Studies / Laboratory of Philosophy and Ethics)

Steering Committee Member : Kengo MIYAZONO
Specialized field   Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of Psychiatry, Aesthetics, Epistemology, Early Modern Philosophy
Research subject   My main research areas are philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, and philosophy of psychiatry. I have been working on the philosophical issues about rationality and irrationality.

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Steering Committee Member : COKER Caitlin Christine
(Associate Professor, Division of Humanities / Research Group of Cultural Diversity Studies / Laboratory of Cultural Anthropology)

Steering Committee Member : COKER Caitlin Christine
Specialized field   Anthropology, Embodiment, Performance Studies, Affect Theory
Research subject   I do Anthropology. This is research in which one dives into the lives and worlds of a certain group of people in certain place(s) and thinks about what it is to be alive, weaving what they have gained from these practical experiences into a creative and philosophical work of nonfiction.

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Graduate Program in Applied Ethics

Deputy Director : Nobuo Kurata
(Professor, Division of Humanities / Research Group of Philosophy and Religious Studies / Laboratory of Philosophy and Ethics)

Steering Committee Member : Tomohiko Kondo

Specialized field   Applied ethics, ethics, history of occidental philosophy
Research subject   bioethics(genethics, cloning),environmental ethics(obligation for future generation),ethics of science and technology (risk, social problems of GMO),Kantian philosophy and ethics, normative ethics, metaethics, STS

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