- Research Subject
Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein.
- Research Fields
- Faculty - Division / Research Group / Laboratory
- Division of Humanities / Research Group of Philosophy and Religious Studies / Laboratory of Philosophy and Ethics
- Graduate School - Division / Department / Laboratory
- Division of Humanities / Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies / Laboratory of Philosophy and Ethics
- School - Course / Laboratory
- Division of Humanities and Human Sciences / Course of Philosophy and Cultural Studies / Laboratory of Philosophy and Ethics
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Nietzsche called philosophy “die froehliche Wissenschaft (gay or pleasant science)”. Philosophy is certainly full of pleasure. As for me, the pleasure firstly comes from the action of writing a paper. Like a painter painting a picture or a writer writing a novel, I write papers. For (perhaps many of) those who are engaged in research on philosophy, a paper means a written work. Their most important purpose will be to write good papers. I gather together the many different materials, modify them in various ways, take my time developing an idea to express most effectively an initial idea and summarize the entire picture into one story. In some cases, this enjoyable process can be time-consuming, while in others it can take hardly any time at all. When I can hammer out a satisfying paper, I feel as delighted as can be.
The second pleasure comes from discussing philosophy. The occasions I like most are those in which we exchange candid opinions on various intriguing theories at informal voluntary seminars or over drinks while catching up on each other’s philosophical(?) lives. On such occasions, I have often obtained instructive information I did not know about or unexpected suggestions related to the direction of my research as well as successfully made my obscure ideas clear or realized I was wrong. In that sense, I think the laboratory of philosophy and ethics of HU, where laboratory members have close relationships with each other and voluntary seminars and discussions over drinks take place (on a daily basis?), is an ideal place for studying philosophy.