Tanaka, Senji

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Affiliation

Faculty of Letters, Department of Humanities and Social Science (Philosophy) Department of Philosophy (Mita)

Position

Associate Professor

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  • Research and Education Center for Natural Sciences

Career 【 Display / hide

  • 2008.04
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    2009.03

    Kyoto University, Graduate School of Letters, Intern

  • 2009.04
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    2010.03

    Ryukoku University, Faculty of Buisiness Administration, Lecturere (part-time)

  • 2009.04
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    2011.03

    Kyoto University, Faculty of Letters, Lecturer (part-time)

  • 2009.04
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    2012.03

    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Research Fellow

  • 2009.04
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    2013.03

    Keio University, Faculty of Letters, Visiting Associate Researcher

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Academic Background 【 Display / hide

  • 1999.04
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    2003.03

    Kyoto University, Faculty of Letters, Philosophy and History of Science

    University, Graduated

  • 2003.04
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    2005.03

    Kyoto University, Graduate School of Letters, Philosophy and History of Science

    Graduate School, Completed, Master's course

  • 2005.04
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    2008.03

    Kyoto University, Graduate School of Letters, Philosophy and History of Science

    Graduate School, Withdrawal after completion of doctoral course requirements, Doctoral course

Academic Degrees 【 Display / hide

  • 修士(文学), 京都大学大学院文学研究科

  • 博士(哲学), 慶應義塾大学大学院文学研究科, Dissertation

 

Research Areas 【 Display / hide

  • Humanities & Social Sciences / Philosophy and ethics

Research Keywords 【 Display / hide

  • Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Biology

 

Books 【 Display / hide

  • 生命の教養学 16 生命の経済

    西尾 宇広 他, 慶應義塾大学出版会, 2020.06

    Scope: 序章「『生命の経済』という視点からみた人間の特異性――『協力の哲学』に向けて」,  Contact page: 3-21頁 Original author: 田中 泉吏

  • よくわかる哲学・思想

    納富信留,檜垣立哉,柏端達也 他, ミネルヴァ書房, 2019.04,  Page: 232

    Scope: 論理実証主義、科学哲学、生命と進化,  Contact page: 94-95, 100-101, 194-195

  • An Introduction to Philosophy of Biology

    MORIMOTO RYOTA, TANAKA SENJI, Keiso Shobo, 2016.08

  • Moral Psychology

    OTA KOJI, ODA RYO, TANAKA SENJI, IIJIMA KAZUKI, NAGAMORI NOBUTOSHI, NOBUHARA YUKIHIRO, KATAOKA MASATOMO, TACHIBANA KOJI, YOSHIDA KEI, Shunjusha, 2016.05

    Scope: Chapter 2 The evolution of moral psychology and ethics

  • The Evolved Apprentice

    KIM STERELNY, trans. TANAKA SENJI, NAKAO HISASHI, GENKA TOHRU, SUGAWARA HIROKI, Keiso Shobo, 2013.12

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Papers 【 Display / hide

  • Phylogenetic Distribution and Trajectories of Visual Consciousness: Examining Feinberg and Mallatt’s Neurobiological Naturalism

    Ota K., Suzuki D.G., Tanaka S.

    Journal for General Philosophy of Science (Journal for General Philosophy of Science)  53 ( 4 ) 459 - 476 2022.12

    ISSN  09254560

     View Summary

    Feinberg and Mallatt, in their presentation of neurobiological naturalism, have suggested that visual consciousness was acquired by early vertebrates and inherited by a wide range of descendants, and that its neural basis has shifted to nonhomologous nervous structures during evolution. However, their evolutionary scenario of visual consciousness relies on the assumption that visual consciousness is closely linked with survival, which is not commonly accepted in current consciousness research. We suggest an alternative idea that visual consciousness is linked to a specific class of agency, consequently justifying their phylogenetic claim. We also examine the implication of their phylogenetic claim: visual consciousness is homologous across vertebrates, but its neural basis is not. This apparent incongruence illustrates a general phenomenon of homology, and that the resulting hierarchical view of visual consciousness and its neural basis can be straightforwardly accommodated by neurobiological naturalism. Throughout these discussions, we aim to address the potential theoretical issues in neurobiological naturalism and refine the picture illustrated by Feinberg and Mallatt regarding phylogenetic distribution and trajectories of visual consciousness.

  • Phylogenetic distribution and trajectories of visual consciousness: Examining Feinberg and Mallat’s neurobiological naturalism

    Ota, K., Suzuki, D. G., Tanaka, S.

    Journal for General Philosophy of Science (Springer)   2022.07

    Research paper (scientific journal), Last author, Accepted

  • Rethinking the unification of biology: A critical examination of the Evolutionary Synthesis and a reflection on morphodynamics for unifying various approaches of biology

    TANAKA SENJI

    Morphologia (Verein für Goethes Naturwissenschaft)  39   2 - 21 2017.10

    Research paper (scientific journal), Single Work

  • A phenomenological and dynamic view of homology: Homologs as persistently reproducible modules

    SUZUKI G. DAICHI, TANAKA SENJI

    Biological Theory (Springer)  12 ( 3 ) 169 - 180 2017.05

    Research paper (scientific journal), Joint Work, Last author, Accepted,  ISSN  1555-5542

  • Reconsidering the Theory of Punctuated Equilibria

    TANAKA SENJI

    Philosophy of Science (The Philosophy of Science Society, Japan)  48 ( 2 ) 75 - 91 2015.12

    Research paper (scientific journal), Single Work, Accepted,  ISSN  978-4-411-90190-3

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Presentations 【 Display / hide

  • 素行動と複合行動から考察する細胞の意思

    高原亮,金子洋之,佐藤由紀子,田中泉吏

    日本動物学会関東支部第74回大会, 

    2022.03

    Poster presentation

  • 特定質問

    田中 泉吏

    科学基礎論学会2021年度講演会ワークショップ, 

    2021.06

    Symposium, workshop panel (nominated)

  • 凝集する細胞の意思

    岡田紗苗,佐藤未来,金子洋之,佐藤由紀子,田中泉吏

    日本動物学会関東支部第72回大会, 

    2020.03

    Poster presentation, 日本動物学会

  • 細胞の意思とはなにか?(ヒトデ胚と幼生の構成細胞も例 として議論する)

    金子洋之,田中泉吏,佐藤由紀子

    日本動物学会第90回大会 (大阪市立大学) , 

    2019.09

    Oral presentation (general), 日本動物学会

  • Consciousness and organisms

    Senji Tanaka

    第13回生物学基礎論研究会 (自然科学研究機構) , 

    2019.08

    Symposium, workshop panel (nominated), 生物学基礎論研究会

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Research Projects of Competitive Funds, etc. 【 Display / hide

  • 意識のハード・プロブレムの「生物学の哲学」による再構成と解明に向けた研究

    2020.04
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    2023.03

    MEXT,JSPS, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), Principal investigator

  • 石本基金若手研究助成

    2013.04
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    2015.03

    日本科学哲学会, Research grant, Principal investigator

Awards 【 Display / hide

  • The Japanese Association for Philosophy of Science Promotion Award

    2013.11, The Japanese Association for Philosophy of Science, Microorganisms and essentialism: A critical examination of the homeostatic property cluster view of the species category

    Type of Award: Award from Japanese society, conference, symposium, etc.

 

Courses Taught 【 Display / hide

  • SPECIAL LECTURE OF PHILOSOPHY 2

    2023

  • SPECIAL LECTURE OF PHILOSOPHY 1

    2023

  • PHILOSOPHY2

    2023

  • PHILOSOPHY1

    2023

  • PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE 2

    2023

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Courses Previously Taught 【 Display / hide

  • Philosophy of Science I

    Keio University

    2018.04
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    2019.03

    Spring Semester, Lecture, Within own faculty

  • Advanced Study of Humanities II

    Keio University

    2018.04
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    2019.03

    Autumn Semester, Seminar, Within own faculty

  • Philosophy Special Lectures II

    Keio University

    2018.04
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    2019.03

    Autumn Semester, Lecturer outside of Keio

  • Philosophy Seminar II, IV

    Keio University

    2018.04
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    2019.03

    Autumn Semester, Seminar, Within own faculty

  • Philosophy of Mind II

    Keio University

    2018.04
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    2019.03

    Autumn Semester, Lecture

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Educational Activities and Special Notes 【 Display / hide

  • よくわかる哲学・思想

    2019.04

    , Development of Textbook and Teaching Material

  • An Introduction to Philosophy of Biology

    2016.08

    , Development of Textbook and Teaching Material

  • Introduction to the Philosophy of Science: Readings and Discussions

    2013.11

    , Development of Textbook and Teaching Material

  • Sex and Death: An Introduction to Philosophy of Biology (translation)

    2009.07

    , Development of Textbook and Teaching Material

 

Academic Activities 【 Display / hide

  • 科学基礎論学会2021年度研究例会ワークショップ「動物意識の起源:心の科学と哲学の新展開」

    2021.11

  • 三田哲学会講演会「心の科学と哲学の最前線」

    (慶應義塾大学三田キャンパス) , 

    2018.11

  • 科学基礎論学会2018年度研究例会ワークショップ「心の進化研究の意義と可能性:原意識、理性、道徳」

    (日本大学文理学部) , 

    2018.11

  • 科学基礎論学会2016年度講演会ワークショップ「生物学における総合を問いなおす」(科学史学会との連携ワークショップ)

    (埼玉大学) , 

    2016.06

  • 科学基礎論学会2015年度講演会ワークショップ「生物のかたちづくりの科学理論とその分析」

    (北海道教育大学札幌校) , 

    2015.06

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Memberships in Academic Societies 【 Display / hide

  • Keio University Mita Philosophy Society

     
  • The International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB)

     
  • The Philosophy of Science Society, Japan

     
  • The Japanese Association for Philosophy of Science

     
  • The Society of Evolutionary Studies, Japan

     

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Committee Experiences 【 Display / hide

  • 2022.04
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    Present

    幹事(監査), 三田哲学会

  • 2020.04
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    Present

    奨励賞選考委員, 科学基礎論学会

  • 2020.02
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    Present

    Editorial Board Member, Review of Analytic Philosophy

  • 2019.04
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    Present

    大会実行委員会実行委員, 日本科学哲学会

  • 2019.04
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    Present

    評議員, 日本科学哲学会

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