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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 2021, the Japan Association for Philosophy of Science has 440 members and eleven honorable members. The members are specialists in a variety of fields, including mathematics, philosophy, logic, physics, psychology, and biology.

Officers

President Kengo OKAMOTO
Vice President Tatsuya KASHIWABATA
Board Members Tetsuji ISEDA Jun OTSUKA
Kengo OKAMOTO Tatsuya KASHIWABATA
Kaori KARASAWA Makoto KIKUCHI
Katsuhiko SANO Takayuki SUZUKI
Hiroshi DEGUCHI Kazuhisa TODAYAMA
Yukihiro NOBUHARA Shunkichi MATSUMOTO
Yuko MURAKAMI Kunihisa MORITA
Mikiko YOKOYAMA
Comptrollers Naoya FUJIKAWA Keiichi YAMADA
Director for International Exchange Mitsuhiro OKADA
Council Members Ryota AKIYOSHI Yuichi AMITANI
Tetsuji ISEDA Kazuyuki ITO
Ryo UEHARA Koji OTA
Jun OTSUKA Mitsuhiro OKADA
Kengo OKAMOTO Masanao OZAWA
Tatsuya KASHIWABATA Takeshi KANASUGI
Hiroshi KANEKO Kaori KARASAWA
Makoto KIKUCHI Yuichiro KITAJIMA
Minao KUKITA Tetsuya KONO
Tora KOYAMA Reina SAIJO
Katsuhiko SANO Ikuro SUZUKI
Takayuki SUZUKI Kazuyuki TANAKA
Senji TANAKA Haruka TSUTSUI
Hiroshi DEGUCHI Yasuo DEGUCHI
Kazuhisa TODAYAMA Yukihiro NOBUHARA
Shigeki NOYA Naoya FUJIKAWA
Masahiro MATSUO Youichi MATSUSAKA
Shunkichi MATSUMOTO Yuko MURAKAMI
Kunihisa MORITA Ryota MORIMOTO
Keiichi YAMADA Mikiko YOKOYAMA

The officers listed above were elected by a council member election and a board member, comptroller election that was held in February 2014. The president was elected by the board members. Their term of office lasts from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2023.

Committees

The Editorial Board of the Two Journals(term of office: April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2023)
Editor in Chief: Kunihisa MORITA
Editorial Board Members:
Koji OTA Yuichiro KITAJIMA Hidenori KUROKAWA Ikuro SUZUKI
Senji TANAKA Yasuo NAKAYAMA

The Planning and Public Relations Committee(term of office: April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2023)
Committee Chairperson: Takayuki SUZUKI
Committee Members:
Yuichi AMITANI Jun OTSUKA Kengo OKAMOTO Tatsuya KASHIWABATA
Katsuhiko SANO Katsuaki HIGASHI Shunkichi MATSUMOTO
Yuko MURAKAMI Mikiko YOKOYAMA

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/