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Department of
PHILOSOPHY
Undergraduate Courses:     English Language and Literature   Japanese Language and Literature   History   Human Relations   International Studies   Philosophy   Education   Primary Education   Psychology


   Philosophy involves the thorough and wide-ranging study of world-views and the meaning of life. The philosophy department nurtures perception and sensitivity to truth, goodness, beauty, and holiness. It also aims to present a methodology for precise thinking.


CURRICULUM

   In order to offer systematic approaches, the department is subdivided into four disciplines Western Philosophy/History of Ideas, History of Japanese Philosophical and Religious Ideas, Aesthetics/History of Art and Christian Studies, thereby structuring individual study programs.
   The department places importance on close reading of original texts in English, German, French, Greek, and Latin, as well as texts in Japanese (old/modern) and Oriental languages.
   In their second and third years, students pursue research objectives in their fields of interest. In their fourth year, students engage in the writing of their theses which incorporate the results of their individual research.

  
PHILOSOPHY/HISTORY OF IDEAS
   This discipline centers on Western philosophy, systematically tracing the fundamentals of the history of philosophy, ontology, epistemology and ethics. Japanese and Oriental philosophy are also studied.

CHRISTIAN STUDIES
   This discipline is a special feature of the philosophy department at this university. It comprises the study of Christianity, the Old and New Testament, and the whole range of Christian thought.

AESTHETICS/HISTORY OF ART
   This discipline centers on the study of aesthetics and covers issues in the art history of diverse ages and places. The range of art fields studied extends to music, architecture, and crafts.

   The department places importance on close reading of original texts in English, German, French, Greek, and Latin, as well as texts in Japanese and Oriental languages.

   In their second and third years, students pursue research objectives in their fields of interest. In their fourth year, students engage in the writing of their theses which incorporate the results of their individual research.

   After graduation, students embark on a variety of careers. Some obtain teaching certificates or curatorial qualifications, while others go on to graduate school in this country and abroad.


FACULTY MEMBERS AND THEIR AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

IZUKURA, Yoshimi
(Professor)

   Early Modern European Philosophy and Ethics
KAMIISHI, Manabu
(Lecturer)

   Aesthetics and Philosophy of Arts; Philosophy of Existence
KATO, Kazuya
(Professor)

   Ethics and Medieval Christian Thought
KATO, Yoshimitsu
(Professor)

   Philosophical Aesthetics
NAGANO, Mika
(Associate Professor)

   History of Japanese Ethical Thought
TOMIHARA, Mayumi
(Professor)

   French Philosophy; Modern and Contemporary European Thought
YAMADA, Shotaro
(Lecturer)

   Religion; Patristics; Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy.

MASTER OF ARTS PROGRAM