Curriculum Vitae of Osamu Kanamori

Update in 2013

Osamu Kanamori
date of birth: 4 August 1954

History of Biologico-Medical Sciences
Bioethics, and the History of American Bioethics
Contemporary Science Studies
French Epistemology

Actual Themes
"History of american bioethics"
"Cultural politics of medical history and medical concepts"
"French epistemology on medicine"
"Analysis of some rationalist thinkers in Japanese 20th century"

Professional address
Professor, Ph.D.
Graduate School of Education
The University of Tokyo
7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0033 Japan
tel & fax: +81-3-5841-3963

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Studies and professions
1967-70 Keimei Middle School at Sapporo
1970-73 Minami High School at Sapporo
1973 The University of Tokyo, Faculty of Liberal Arts, First Cycle
1975 The University of Tokyo, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Second Cycle
1976-77 Fellow of Sankei Journal Corp. Stay in Paris
1978 The University of Tokyo, Master Course, Section of Comparative Literature and Culture
1980 The University of Tokyo, Doctor Course, Section of Comparative Literature and Culture
1981-84 Boursier of French Government. Stay in Paris
1987-Sep. 91 Lecturer of University of Tsukuba, Faculty of Comparative Culture
Oct.1991-April 97 Associate Professor of University of Tsukuba
April 1997- Associate Professor, Tokyo University of Fisheries
April 2000- Professor, Tokyo University of Fisheries
April 2001- Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo
May 2002- Professor, The University of Tokyo

Doctor of the third cycle in History of contemporary philosophy, University of Paris 1:
"Etude sur l'epistemologie de Gaston Bachelard", presented in october 1984, accepted in january 1985, under the direction of Jean-Toussaint Desanti.

Major Works


1) A Genealogy of French Epistemology, Tokyo, Keisoshobo, 1994.iPrize Shibusawa-Claudel in 1995j

2) Bachelard, Tokyo, Kodansha,1996 (translated in Chinese in 2002).

3) Science Wars, Tokyo, Tokyo University Press, 2000. (Prize Yamazaki and Prize Suntory in 2000)

4) Contemporary Science Studies, Tokyo, Shin'yosha, 2000, with Hiroyuki Iyama.

5) In a Genetically Enhanced Society, What Would You Do?, Tokyo, Yosensha, 2001, with Kiyohiko Ikeda.

6) Science Studies in Front, Tokyo, Keisoshobo, 2002, as Editor and author with Hideto Nakajima.

7) Archaeology of Negative Knowledge, Tokyo, Keisoshobo, 2003.

8) Bergson, Tokyo, NHK Shuppan, 2003.

9) Naturalism and Its Discontents, Tokyo, Keisoshobo, 2004.

10) Archeologie de la Pensee Scientifique, Kyoto, Jinbunshoin, 2004.

11) Philosophy of Genetic Modification, Tokyo, Keisoshobo, 2005.

12) History of Typhoid Mary, Tokyo, Chikumashobo, 2006.

13) L'Epistemologie Francaise et son Actualite, Tokyo, Keiogijukudaigakushuppankai, 2008, as Editor and author.

14) Philosophie de la Biopolitique, Kyoto, Minervashobo, 2010.

15) Essais d'Histoire de la Pensee Scientifique, Tokyo, Keisoshobo, 2010, as Editor and author.

16) Une Theorie Vitale de Golem, Tokyo, Heibonsha, 2010.

17) Essais d'Histoire de la Pensee Scientifique au Japon Moderne, Tokyo, Keisoshobo, 2011, as Editor and author.

18) Y a-t-il des Ames des Betes?, Tokyo, CHuokoronsha, 2012.

19) Archeology of Rationality, Tokyo, Tokyodaigakushuppankai, 2012, as Editor and author.

20) Epistemologie, Tokyo, Keiogijukudaigakushuppankai, 2013, as Editor and author.

21) The Crisis of Science, Shueisha, 2015.

22) The Politics of knowledge, Serikashobo, 2015.

23) Philosophical Essays on the History of Scientific Thought, Iwanamishoten, 2015.

Articles in French or in English

1) "Une philosophie de l'approximation",
Studien zur Naturphilosophie
, no.8, oct.1994, pp.1-17.
2) "Une epistemologie de l'instrument chez G.Bachelard",
Annals of the Japan Association for Philosophy of Science,, march 1995, pp.267-278.

3) "Portrait d'un penseur bouddhique a l'age des Lumieres de Meiji -- Le cas Inoue Enryo --",
Studies in Languages and Cultures
, Institute of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Tsukuba, no.40, march 1995, pp.9-27.

4) "La normalisation du savoir normatif --Autour de Hayashi Razan--",
, no.9, 1995”N4-6ŒŽApp.107-130.
5) Article "Kato",
Dictionnaire du Darwinisme et de l'Evolution, F-N
, Paris, P.U.F., janv.1996, pp.2434-2442.

6) "Article "Oka",
Dictionnaire du Darwinisme et de l'Evolution, O-Z
, Paris, P.U.F., janv.1996, pp.3268-3276.

7) "Portrait d'un paysanereformateurf dans la societe feodale au Japon --Le cas Ninomiya Sontoku--",
, no.14, 1996”N7-9ŒŽApp.45-75.

8) "The Politics of Pharmacological Human Designing",
iichiko intercultural, no. 9, July 1997, pp.42-64.

"A discursive sphere of self-referential zone of Cultural Anthropology. Essay on P.Rabinow",
ISLA 1, Nov.1998, E.H.E.S.C., Rowman & Littlefield, pp.578-592.

10) "Reception de Bachelard au Japon",
Bachelard dans le monde,@Sous la direction de Jean Gayon & Jean-Jacques Wunenburger, Paris, P.U.F., avril 2000, pp.49-64.

11) "Bio-pouvoir et ingenierie sociale au Japon",

Michel Foucault et la medecine
, Sous la direction de Philippe Artieres et Emmanuel da Silva, Paris, Editions Kime, juillet 2001, pp.325-333.

12) "Science Wars and Japanese Postmodernism",
Korean Journal for the Philosophy of Science
, vol.6, no.1, Spring 2003, 2003”N6ŒŽApp.107-140.

13) "Philosophy of genetic life designing",
Jahrbuch fur Bildungs-und Erziehungsphilosophie, 5, July 2003, pp.59-81.

14) "Risques et malaises",
Jocelyne Perard et Maryvonne Perrot, sous la direction de, L'Homme et l'Environnement, Actes du colloque organise a Dijon du 16 au 18 novembre 2000, Universite de Bourgogne, aout 2003, pp.125-132.

15) "Cultural Morphology of Eating Disorders",
Korean Journal of Medical History, vol.13, no.1, June 2004, pp.94-118.

16) "Cultural Attendance on Homo Geneticus",
Journal of International Biotechnology Law
, vol.2, no.1, 2005, pp.34-40.

17) "The Problem of Vitalism Revisited",
, vol.10, no.2, August 2005, pp.13-26.

18) "Lingering Dawn of Homo Transgeneticus",
Journal of ELSI Studies
, South Korea, vol.3, no.2, October 2005, pp.1-19.

19) "Bios and his Self-armor",
Journal of Philosophy and Ethics in Health Care and Medicine
, No.2, July 2007, pp.26-43.

20) "Shimomura Torataro et sa vision de la machine",
, no.40-41, automne 2008 - ete 2009, Numero special, pp.115-125.

21) "L'Evolution creatrice et le neo-lamarckisme",
Arnaud Francois ed., L'Evolution creatrice de Bergson, Paris: Vrin, Septembre 2010, pp.111-123.

22) "After the Catastrophe---- Rethinking the Possibility of Breaking with Nuclear Power",
Peace from Disasters
, Proceedings of HiPec International Peacebuilding Conference 2011, September 18-19, 2011, Hiroshima International Conference Hall, pp.87-92.

23) "Fixation de l'instantaneite de la forme",Shin Abiko, Hisashi Fujita & Naoki Sugiyama eds.,
Disseminations de L'evolution creatrice de Bergson
, Olms, coll. "Europaea memoria", march 2012, pp. 137-150.

24) "Une lecture materielle d'un poete japonais : Kenji Miyazawa",
Revue de Synthese
, Tome 134, 6e serie, No.3, 2013, septembre 2013, pp.373-389.

25) "The biopolitics of contemporary Japanese society"
Centre des recherches pour les etudes japonaises internationales de l'Universite Hosei ed., La reception et la resistance, fevrier 2015, pp.137-151.

1) Marcel Sendrail et al., Histoire Culturelle de la Maladie, Toulouse, Privat, 1980. chaps 15 and 17, in 1981.

2) Francois Dagognet, Une Epistemologie de l'Espace Concret, Paris, Vrin, 1977. in 1987.

3) Georges Canguilhem, La Formation du Concept de Reflexe aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siecles, 2e ed. revue et aug., Paris, Vrin, 1977. in 1988.

4) Claude Bernard, Lecons sur les Phenomenes Communs aux Animaux et Vegetaux, Paris, J.B.Bailliere et fils, 1878; Paris, Vrin, 1966. in 1989 in collaboration.

5) Gaston Bachelard, Le Rationalisme Applique, Paris, P.U.F., 1949. in 1989.

6) Francois Dagognet, Faces, Surfaces, Interfaces, Paris, Vrin, 1982. in 1990 in collaboration.

7) Georges Canguilhem, Etudes d'Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences, 5e ed. revue et aug., Paris, Vrin, 1983. in 1991 in collaboration.

8) Francois Dagognet, La Maitrise du Vivant, Paris, Hachette, 1988. in 1992 in collaboration.

9) Gary Gutting, Michel Foucault's Archaeology of Scientific Reason, Cambridge Univ. Press, 1989. in 1992 in collaboration.

10) Francois Dagognet, Pour une Philosophie de la Maladie, Editions Textuel, 1996. in 1998.

11) Susan Bordo, "Hunger as Ideology", in Unbearable Weight, Berkeley, University of California Press, 1993, pp.99-134: in 2003 in collaboration,

12) Introduction, pp.391-398 et Traduction d'un texte de Omori Shozo, "Le passe et le reve en tant que fabrication langagiere", pp.398-421, Dalissier, M., S.Nagai et Y.Sugimura, sous la direction de, Philosophie Japonaise, Paris, J.Vrin, 2013.