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Purpose

The Japanese Association for Philosophy of Science aims to promote research studies focusing on the foundations of science, to establish and maintain contacts with researchers in foreign countries, and to contribute to the development of the philosophy of science.

History and Activities

The Association was founded in February 1949 by Japanese leading scientists, mathematicians, and philosophers including Hideki Yukawa, Zyoiti Suetuna, Sadaji Takagi, Torataro Shimomura. The Association regularly holds annual or semiannual academic meetings, and it publishes two journals: Journal of the Japan Association for Philosphy of Science (Kagaku-kisoron Kenkyu) in Japanese, and Annals of the Japan Association for Philosophy of Science in English as well as in French and German. The Association is officially a cooperative academic research body of the Science Council of Japan.

Members

As of March 2017, the Japan Association for Philosophy of Science has 450 members and eight honorable members. The members are specialists in a variety of fields, including mathematics, philosophy, logic, physics, psychology, and biology.

Officers

President Kengo Okamoto
Board Members Takashi Iida Tetsuji Iseda Mitsuhiro Okada
Kengo Okamoto Tatsuya Kashiwabata Kaori Karasawa
Makoto Kikuchi Nobuharu Tanji Hiroshi Deguchi
Yasuo Deguchi Kazuhisa Todayama Yukihiro Nobuhara
Shunkichi Matsumoto Yuko Murakami Kunihisa Morita
Comptrollers Takeshi Kanasugi Yuichiro Kitajima
Council Members Ryota Akiyoshi Yuichi Amitani Takashi Iida
Tetsuji Iseda Masaki Ichinose Kazuyuki Ito
Jun Otsuka Mitsuhiro Okada Kengo Okamoto
Masanao Ozawa Tatsuya Kashiwabata Daisuke Kachi
Takeshi Kanasugi Hiroshi Kaneko Kaori Karasawa
Makoto Kikuchi Yuichiro Kitajima Minao Kukita
Tetsuya Kono Katsuhiko Sano Takayuki Suzuki
Kazuyuki Tanaka Senji Tanaka Nobuharu Tanji
Hiroshi Deguchi Yasuo Deguchi Kazuhisa Todayama
Kiyotaka Naoe Yasuo Nakayama Keiichi Noe
Yukihiro Nobuhara Shigeki Noya Masahiro Matsuo
Yoichi Matsusaka Shunkichi Matsumoto Yuko Murakami
Kunihisa Morita Keiichi Yamada Tomoyuki Yamada

The officers listed above were elected by a council member election and a board member, comptroller election that was held in February 2017. The president was elected by the board members. Their term of office lasts from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2020.

Committees

The Editorial Board of the Two Journals (term of office: April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2020)
Editor in Chief: Shunkichi Matsumoto
Editorial Board Members:
Tatsuya Kashiwabata  Makoto Kikuchi  Takayuki Suzuki  Senji Tanaka
Yasuo Nakayama  Kunihisa Morita

The Planning and Public Relations Committee (term of office: April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2020)
Committee Chairperson: Tatsuya Kashiwabata
Committee Members:
Tetsuji Iseda  Kengo Okamoto  Yuichiro Kitajima  Katsuhiko Sano
Ikuro Suzuki  Takayuki Suzuki  Senji Tanaka  Yuko Murakami
Keiichi Yamada  Kei Yoshida

Contact Us (Business Office)

Sasaki Publishing (The office of the Japan Association of Philosophy of Science)
Shiba-ura 2-14-13 MCK building 2F
Minato-ku Tokyo, Japan (108-0023)
Email: kisoron@sasappa.co.jp Website: http://phsc.jp/