Susato, Ryu

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Affiliation

Faculty of Economics (Mita)

Position

Professor

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Career 【 Display / hide

  • 1999.01
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    2001.03

    Research Fellowship for Young Scientists (Doctoral Course Students)

  • 2001.04
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    2003.03

    Research Fellowship for Young Scientists (Postdoctoral Fellow)

  • 2003.04
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    2005.03

    Kansai University, Faculty of Economics, Lecturer

  • 2005.04
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    2006.03

    Kansai University, Faculty of Economics, Assistant Professor

  • 2006.04
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    2013.03

    Kansai University, Faculty of Economics, Associate Professor

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Academic Background 【 Display / hide

  • 1991.04
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    1995.03

    Waseda University, School of Political Science and Economics, Department of Economics

    Japan, University, Graduated, Other

  • 1995.04
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    1997.03

    Keio University, Graduate School of Economics

    Japan, Graduate School, Completed, Master's course

  • 1997.04
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    2000.03

    Keio University, Graduate School of Economics

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

Academic Degrees 【 Display / hide

  • 博士(経済学), Keio University, 2004.05

    情念・想像力・文明社会-ヒューム文明社会認識の両義性

 

Research Areas 【 Display / hide

  • Economic doctrine/Economic thought

Research Keywords 【 Display / hide

  • Scottish Enlightenment

  • David Hume

  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau

  • Enlightenment

 

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  • An "Ingenious Moralist": Bernard Mandeville as a Precursor of Bentham

    Ryu Susato

    Utilitas (Cambrdige University Press)  32 ( 3 ) 335 - 349 2020.09

    Research paper (scientific journal), Single Work, Accepted,  ISSN  09538208

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    This article argues that Bernard Mandeville's ideas were more likely to have influenced Jeremy Bentham’s writings than previously believed. The conventional interpretation of Mandeville as a forerunner of the Hayekian "theory of spontaneous order" has obscured Mandeville and Bentham's shared emphasis on legal and interventionist solutions for the issues of prostitution and prisoners. This influence is evinced by focusing on some of Mandeville's minor works, which anticipated some of Bentham’s arguments. It is unlikely that Bentham directly knew of Mandeville's minor works, but his reformist and interventionist bent was consistent and discernible in the Fable, which Jeremy Bentham read in his youth.

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  • How Rousseau read Hume's Political Discourses hints of unexpected agreement in their views of money and luxury

    Ryu Susato

    The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought (Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group))  26 ( 1 ) 23 - 50 2019.05

    Research paper (scientific journal), Single Work, Accepted,  ISSN  09672567

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    Despite mounting scholarship on the Rousseau–Smith connection, the possibility of overlap between the Humean and Rousseauian views of commercial society has not been explored. This is due to opposing views held by these two thinkers on this issue. However, Rousseau in the Confessions recorded a brief, but shrewd impressions on Hume’s Political Discourses, which he held before meeting Hume. In these comments, Rousseau, unlike his other French contemporaries, noted some republican aspects lurking in Hume’s political and economic essays. Moreover, after his two Discourses, Rousseau composed several other important works in which he revealed his more ‘mature’ economic arguments. Careful readings of these textual clues indicate that, in striking parallel with Hume, Rousseau conducts a thought experiment on the drastic change in the quantity of money and elaborates on the significance of industry and a certain type of luxury. Our purpose here is not to prove that Hume’s Political Discourses directly influenced Rousseau’s later writings, but to measure the extent to which Rousseau could share the Scot’s economic ideas by considering that the former may well have read the latter.

  • Hume as an "ami de la liberté": The Reception of his "Idea of a Perfect Commonwealth"

    SUSATO Ryu

    Modern Intellectual History (Cambridge University Press)  13 ( 3 ) 569 - 596 2016

    Research paper (scientific journal), Single Work, Accepted

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    Despite the recent boom in research on the reception and influence of Hume’s
    writings, most scholars have overlooked the fact that his enigmatic essay “Idea of
    a Perfect Commonwealth,” published in the Political Discourses in 1752, not only
    attracted the attention of some French intellectuals before and after the Revolution, but was also taken seriously by a significant number of radicals—such as Paine, Price, Godwin, Wollstonecraft—and other reform-minded Whigs—such as James Mackintosh. Although the influence ofHume’s plan on The Federalist, No 10, has been much discussed, what is more important is that these British reformers often associated his plan with the National Assembly after the Revolution in France. This essay demonstrates that Hume’s plan of a large republic with a bicameral system through a two-tier election was an important intellectual resource for his contemporaries and for later generations.

  • "Politics may be reduced to a Science"? Between Politics and Economics in Hume’s Concepts of Convention”

    SUSATO Ryu

    Hume Studies (Hume Society)  41 ( 1 ) 81 - 89 2015

    Research paper (scientific journal), Single Work, Accepted

  • Taming "the Tyranny of Priest": Hume’s Advocacy of Religious Establishments

    SUSATO Ryu

    Journal of the History of Ideas (University of Pennsylvania Press)  73 ( 2 ) 273 - 293 2012.04

    Research paper (scientific journal), Single Work, Accepted

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    This paper aims to explain why David Hume supported the religious establishment despite his anti-clericalism. First, the Church of England could be regarded as a happy medium between two forms of false religion: superstition and enthusiasm. Second, Hume’s concern over “the tyranny of priests” led him to advocate a spiritual establishment bound to secular authority. Hume’s Erastianism does not contradict his opinion that civil magistrates should maintain impartiality in religious matters: both views reflect his thoroughly secular attitude towards religious institutions. Despite alleged differences between Hume and Adam Smith, they shared much common ground in their approach to religious institutions.

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Papers, etc., Registered in KOARA 【 Display / hide

Reviews, Commentaries, etc. 【 Display / hide

  • ヒューム

    壽里 竜

    よくわかる政治思想 (ミネルヴァ書房)     42 - 43 2021.04

    Introduction and explanation (others)

  • Foreword to Tatsuya Sakamoto, David Hume and Adam Smith: A Japanese Perspective

    Ryu Susato

    David Hume and Adam Smith: A Japanese Perspective (Edition Syampse/Routledge)     xiii - xxi 2020.09

    Introduction and explanation (others), Single Work

  • 『人間本性論』第三巻 David Hume A Treatise of Human Nature, Volume 3

    壽里 竜

    PETAL 知識の花弁 (慶應義塾大学三田メディアセンター)   ( 17 )  2020.04

    Book review and document introduction, etc., Single Work

  • Christopher J. Berry, Essays on Hume, Smith and the Scottish Enlightenment

    Ryu Susato

    Journal of the History of Economic Thought (Cambrdige University Press)  41 ( 4 ) 643 - 645 2019.12

    Book review and document introduction, etc., Single Work,  ISSN  9781474415019

  • ティールーム デジタル・ヒューマニティーズと思想史研究

    壽里 竜

    Medianet (Medianet編集会議)  26   35 - 35 2019.10

    Other article, Single Work

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Presentations 【 Display / hide

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

  • A Comparative Intellectual History of Hume and Rousseau: An Approach from synchronic perspective analysis

    2019.03
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    2023.04

    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Projects Funded by Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Ryu Susato, Grants-in-Aid (C), Research grant, Principal Investigator

  • Comparative Intellectual History on Hume and Rousseau as Enlightenment Thinkers

    2014.04
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    2017.03

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Ryu Susato, Research grant

  • Hume's Sceptical Enlightenment

    2010.04
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    2013.03

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Ryu Susato, Research grant, Principal Investigator

  • The Idea of Manners in Hume and the Eighteenth-century Enlightenment

    2008.04
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    2009.03

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Ryu Susato, Research grant, Principal Investigator

  • Hume's View of Civilization and Decline

    2006.04
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    2007.03

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Ryu Susato, Research grant, Principal Investigator

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Awards 【 Display / hide

  • The first JSBP Prize

    2018.03, Japanese Society for British Philosophy

    Type of Award: Awards of National Conference, Council and Symposium.  Country: Japan

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  • 報告3:社会思想史から『対話』を読む

    2020年12月

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    ヒューム『自然宗教をめぐる対話』(1779)新訳刊行記念WS「18世紀の対話篇を読む/論じる/翻訳する」

  • 2019年09月

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    Liberty Fund Conference, “Adam Smith on Ethics and Economics”

 

Courses Taught 【 Display / hide

  • TOPICS IN HISTORY OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL THOUGHT

    2021

  • SOCIAL THOUGHT

    2021

  • SEMINAR: HISTORY OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL THOUGHT

    2021

  • SEMINAR: ECONOMIC THOUGHT

    2021

  • RESEARCH SEMINAR D

    2021

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Courses Previously Taught 【 Display / hide

  • History of Economic Thought 1

    Keio University, 2017, Spring Semester, General education subject, Lecture, Within own faculty

  • History of Social Thought a

    Keio University, 2017, Spring Semester, Major subject, Lecture, Within own faculty

 

Memberships in Academic Societies 【 Display / hide

  • Society for the History of Social Thought

     
  • Japanese Society for British Philosophy

     
  • Japanese Society for the History of Economic Thought

     
  • Japanese Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

     
  • Japanese Conference for the Study of Political Thought

     

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Committee Experiences 【 Display / hide

  • 2021.04
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    Present

    Executive board, Japaense Society for the History of Economic Thought

  • 2020
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    Present

    Director, Japanese Society for British Philosophy

  • 2019
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    Present

    Executive board, Society for the History of Social Thought

  • 2017.04
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    2021.03

    幹事, 経済学史学会

  • 2016
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    Present

    Editorial Board, Hume Studies

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