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Master of Arts in
PHILOSOPHY
Master of Arts:     English Language and Literature   Japanese Language and Literature   History   Socio-Cultural Studies   Philosophy   Human Sciences (Psychology and Education)
Doctor of Philosophy:     Humanities   Socio-Cultural Studies   Human Sciences (Psychology and Education)

   The Master of Arts program in Philosophy is subdivided into three disciplines: Philosophy/ History of Ideas, Christian Studies, and Aesthetics.
   The discipline of Philosophy / History of Ideas comprises ancient philosophy, modern epistemology and ontology, contemporary ethics and analytic philosophy.
   The discipline of Christian Studies comprises Christian theology, and conflicts between Christianity and modern / contemporary thought.
   The discipline of Aesthetics comprises philosophical aesthetics, principles of the history of art and particular issues in aesthetics.
   Students specialize in one of the three disciplines. In addition, they are encouraged to attend courses in the other two disciplines in order to acquire both specialized knowledge and interdisciplinary understanding.



FACULTY MEMBERS AND THEIR AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

IZUKURA, Yoshimi (Professor) :
   Early Modern European Philosophy and Ethics.
KAMIISHI, Manabu (Lecturer) :
   Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Existentialism.
KATO, Kazuya (Professor) :
   Christian Anthropology and Contemporary Ethics.
KATO, Yoshimitsu (Professor) :
   Philosophical Aesthetics.
NAGANO, Mika (Associate Professor) :
   Japanese Ethics.
TOMIHARA, Mayumi (Professor) :
   Co-options and Conflicts between Western Thought and Christianity.

   In addition to the aforementioned subjects, lectures and seminars on environmental ethics and bioethics are offered by part-time lecturers.


DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN LITERATURE
   A Doctor of Philosophy in Literature is offered for students who wish to pursue further research.