Writings in English
"Changes in the concept
'fitness' in evolutionary biology"
May 1996; published in
Jissentetsugaku-Kenkyu (Studien zur
Praktischen Philosophie) 19, Nov. 1996.
"Use-novelty, severity, and a systematic neglect of relevant
alternatives" (rewrite of the above item); in
Philosophy of Science 66 (Proceedings), S403-S413, 1999.
epistemology be social?: A review of recent attempts in social
epistemology" PHS newsletter no.18, Department of
History of Science, Kyoto University.
"Scientific Rationality and the 'Even Stronger Program'", AI and Society 12, no.3&4, 1999.
" Near Triviality of Conclusive Reasons" Annals of the Japan Association for Philosophy of Science vol. 14 no.1, pp. 1-20, 2005.
final draft downloadable from Nagoya Repository
"Unsettled-Domain Utilitarianism: A Revision of Hare's Two-Level Theory for Application" Tetsugaku (Philosophy) , pp. 25-38, April 2008
"How Should We Foster the Professional Integrity of Engineers in Japan? A Pride-Based Approach,"
Science and Engineering Ethics vol. 14, 165-176, June 2008.
Many of the writings listed below are term papers and short writings
I wrote for my graduate seminars at University of Maryland.
Some of them are incorporated in my dissertation and its
- "Taking science
for granted: naturalistic realism or NOA?"Nov. 1996.
- "The Special
Reasons Requirement and Cartesian Skepticism" Mar. 1997.
- "The KK thesis and
Skepticism" Presented to the Graduate Student Colloquium
on April 4, 1997.
- "Taking science
for granted: does naturalism lead to realism?"Apr. 1997.
A significantly rewritten version of the item 2 above.
significance of verificationism" Apr. 1997.
epistemology and positive skepticism" May 1997.
model-theoretic argument", May 1997.
Philosophy of Science
- "Kitcher and
Progress" Dec. 1995.
"Bayes's theorem and the problem of 'old evidence'" Dec.
"Discovery problem and cognitive neuropsychology" May
- "How should we understand
inconsistencies in science?" May 1996.
- "Does severe testing
overcome underdetermination?" May 1997.
"Use-novelty, gellerization, and severe tests" presented to the
Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science
Association, in Kansas City, Missouri, October 1998.
Presentation on Kitcher Dec.1995. (somewhat
item 1 above)
- "Hacking's Realism
in Representing and Intervening"Sept. 1996.
- "Did Hacking
convert?", Feb. 1997.
- Answers to CHPS special
, April 26, 1997.
History and Philosophy of Science
- "On the changes in the
of the gene" Mar. 1996.
Interpretations of the Plate Tectonics Revolution"Dec. 1996.
- Answers to CHPS general
, May 3, 1997.
Philosophy of Social Science/ Social Studies of Science/
- "Japanese society and a
religious cult -- the case of the poison gas attack in Tokyo
- "The case for sociology
as a science"Oct. 1996.
- "A Comparison of Micro- and
- "Mills' Notion of Power
Elite and its Sociological Implications"Dec. 1996.
conditioning and consensus formation in science" May
empiricism and its potential: for a fruitful cooperation
between SSK and philosophy of science" Presented to
Kyoto Philosophy of Science Colloquium, June 15, 1997.
"Scientific Rationality and the 'Even Stronger Program'", presented
International Conference on Science, Technology and Society,
- "Magic in the modern society
"Information ethics and its
wide reflective equilibrium as a form of
modest foundationalism" presented to
The First International Workshop
for Foundations of Information Ethics, March 1999.
- "Why should
people use the maximin rule in original position?" Feb.
- "Are we entitled to our
natural assets?" Mar. 1996.
- "On the Lockean
use of a moral word"Oct. 1996.
- "Some replys
to Copp from Hare's point of view"Oct. 1996.
have any comments, questions or anything else, please mail to tiseda_at_bun.kyoto-u.ac.jp.