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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 2023, the Japan Association for Philosophy of Science has 430 members and ten honorable members. The members are specialists in a variety of fields, including mathematics, philosophy, logic, physics, psychology, and biology.

Officers

President Makoto KIKUCHI
Vice President Tatsuya KASHIWABATA Takayuki SUZUKI
Board Members Tetsuji ISEDA Jun OTSUKA
Kengo OKAMOTO Tatsuya KASHIWABATA
Kaori KARASAWA Makoto KIKUCHI
Yuichiro KITAJIMA Katsuhiko SANO
Takayuki SUZUKI Senji TANAKA
Hiroshi DEGUCHI Shunkichi MATSUMOTO
Yuko MURAKAMI Kunihisa MORITA
Mikiko YOKOYAMA
Comptrollers Naoya FUJIKAWA Keiichi YAMADA
Director for International Exchange Mitsuhiro OKADA
Council Members Takeshi AKIBA Yuichi AMITANI
Tomoko ISHIDA Tetsuji ISEDA
Ryo UEHARA Koji OTA
Jun OTSUKA Takuro ONISHI
Mitsuhiro OKADA Kengo OKAMOTO
Tatsuya KASHIWABATA Takeshi KANASUGI
Kaori KARASAWA Makoto KIKUCHI
Yuichiro KITAJIMA Minao KUKITA
Tetsuya KONO Tora KOYAMA
Katsuhiko SANO Ikuro SUZUKI
Takayuki SUZUKI Kazuyuki TANAKA
Senji TANAKA Haruka TSUTSUI
Hiroshi DEGUCHI Yasuo DEGUCHI
Kazuhisa TODAYAMA Michiyo NAKANE
Yukihiro NOBUHARA Shigeki NOYA
Naoya FUJIKAWA Masahiro MATSUO
Shunkichi MATSUMOTO Eri MAFUNE
Nayuta MIKI 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 2023. The president was elected by the board members. Their term of office lasts from April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2026.

Committees

The Editorial Board of the Two Journals(term of office: April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2026)
Editor in Chief: Senji TANAKA
Editorial Board Members:
Takeshi KANASUGI Yuichiro KITAJIMA Tora KOYAMA Katsuhiko SANO
Naoya FUJIKAWA Kunihisa MORITA Ryota MORIMOTO Mikiko YOKOYAMA

The Planning and Public Relations Committee(term of office: April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2026)
Committee Chairperson: Jun OTSUKA
Committee Members:
Makoto KIKUCHI Reina SAIJO Daichi SUZUKI Takayuki SUZUKI
Koji MINESHIMA Kohe MORITA
Online Director:Masahide ASANO

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: https://phsc.jp/