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Annals of the Japan Association for Philosophy of Science

History and Aim

Annals of the Japan Association for Philosophy of Science (hereafter Annals) is primarily an English-language academic journal (papers written in French or German are also accepted for publication) edited and published by the Japan Association for Philosophy of Science. Founded in 1956, the journal is published annually. The aim of Annals is to publish academic papers on the philosophical and foundational problems of science in a broad range of fields, including the natural sciences, mathematics, logic, psychology, engineering, the social sciences, etc. Authors do not have to be a member of the Association to have a paper published in this journal. Annals is a fully open access journal, and all contents from the first to the latest issue can be viewed and downloaded at the J-STAGE website linked in the "Archive" section below. The Association bears the cost of publication (except for the cost of color illustrations). No publication fee is charged to authors.

The Editorial Board (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

The Journal's Archives

Open access to articles in Annals of the Japan Association for Philosophy of Science is available via the J-STAGE archives.

Recently Published Papers

Vol. 32

Invited Paper
・Gilles DOWEK, Explanation : From Ethics to Logic
Special Issue: Philosophy with and for Data Science
・Yuki SUGAWARA, Philosophy with and for Data Science : Setting the Scene
・Yuki SUGAWARA & Kazuho KAMBARA, The Many Uses of Explain :
 Quantitative Corpus Method and Philosophy of Science
・Kazuho KAMBARA & Tsukasa YAMANAKA, Philosophy of Data Science for
 Corpus Linguistics : A Pragmatistic Point of View
・Hisashi NAKAO, Cultural Identity and Intergroup Conflicts : Testing
 Parochial Altruism Model via Archaeological Data

Vol. 31

Special Issue: The Evolutionary Roots of Consciousness─New Biological
Perspectives for Philosophy of Mind─
・Senji TANAKA & Daichi G. SUZUKI, Preface to the Special Issue The
 Evolutionary Roots of Consciousness─New Biological Perspectives for
 Philosophy of Mind─
・Daichi G. SUZUKI, A General Model of and Lineage―Specific Ground Plans
 for Animal Consciousness
・Yuichi AMITANI, Do New Evolutionary Studies of Consciousness Face
 Similar Methodological Problems As Evolutionary Studies of Mind ?
・Takayuki SUZUKI, The Evolutionary Origins of Consciousness─A Key to the
 Solution of the Hard Problem of Consciousness ?

Vol. 30

Special Issue: Philosophy of Statistics
・Masahiro MATSUO, Editorial Note on the Special Issue
・Kenichiro SHIMATANI, Philosophy of Statistical Sciences: The Roles of
 Mathematics and Statistical Models in Estimation and Other Inductive
・Yusaku OHKUBO, Revisiting the Two Predominant Statistical Problems: The
 Stopping-rule Problem and the Catch-all Hypothesis Problem
・Ryota MORIMOTO, Stop and Think about p-Value Statistics: Fisher, Neyman,
 and E. Pearson Revisited
・Masahiro MATSUO, Revisit to the Likelihood Principle
・Yuki OZAKI, A Philosophical Analysis of the Updating Rule in a Bayesian
 Perceptual Learning Model

Vol. 29

・Sohei IWATA & Taishi KURAHASHI, Fixed-point properties for predicate modal
・Mikiko YOKOYAMA, Rational Acceptability and Truth
・Nayuta MIKI, On the Infinite Regress of a Speaker's Intentions
Special Issue: Philosophy of Mental Time
・Tora KOYAMA, Editorial Note for the Special Issue
・Taiji YUKIMOTO & Tora KOYAMA, Truthmaker Monism
・Masahiro TAKATORI, An Alternative Approach to Existence Monism: An
 Interpretation of Truisms Using Linguistic Ontology and the One as Semantic
・Tatsuya TACHIBANA, Spinoza on Contemporary Monism: A Further Discussion
Book Review
・Masashi KASAKI, Tomoji Shogenji, Formal Epistemology and Cartesian
 Skepticism: In Defense of Belief in the Natural World, Routledge, 2018, 193pp.

Vol. 28

Special Issue: Philosophy of Mental Time
・Lajos BRONS & Takashi IIDA, Philosophy of Mental Time―A Theme
・Lajos BRONS, Aphantasia, SDAM, and Episodic Memory
・Takashi IIDA, Time, Brain and Language―A Philosophical Comment on
 Kitazawa's Hypothesis concerning the Neural Basis of A-series Time Concepts
・Tora KOYAMA, Can Discussions in Metaphysics of Time be Applied to Mental
 Time ?
・John T. SANDERS, Time from the Inside Out

Vol. 27

・Yuta TAKAHASHI, On the Intuitionistic Background of Gentzen's 1935 and
 1936 Consistency Proofs and Their Philosophical Aspects
・Ryo ITO, The Origin of the Theory of Types
・Toshiyasu ARAI, Cut-eliminability in Second Order Logic Calculus

Vol. 26

・Kunihisa MORITA, Presentism and the Multiverse Hypothesis
 Special Section: Philosophy of Science in East Asia
・Tetsuji ISEDA, Preface to the Special Section: Philosophy of Science in East
・Szu-Ting CHEN, Human Reason in Context
・Young E. RHEE, Can Scientific Cognition Be Distributed ?
・Hsiao-Fan YEH and Ruey-Lin CHEN, An Experiment-based Methodology for
 Classical Genetics and Molecular Biology

Vol. 25

・Sébastien GANDON, Russell and the Neo-Logicists
 Special Section: Computability Theory and the Foundation of Mathematics
・Chi Tat CHONG and Stephen G. SIMPSON, In Honor of the 60th Birthday of
 Professor Kazuyuki Tanaka
・Tin Lok WONG, Models of the Weak König Lemma
・Keisuke YOSHII, A Survey of Determinacy of Infinite Games in Second
 Order Arithmetic
・Walter DEAN, Bernays and the Completeness Theorem
・Gaolin LI, Junren RU and Guohua WU, Rudin's Lemma and Reverse
・Sakaé FUCHINO, A Reflection Principle As a Reverse-mathematical Fixed
 Point over the Base Theory ZFC
・Toshio SUZUKI, Kazuyuki Tanaka's Work on AND-OR Trees and Subsequent
・Nik WEAVER, The Liar Paradox is a Real Problem

Vol. 24

・Naoaki KITAMURA, The Groundedness of Negative Truths
・Yuichi AMITANI, A Tale of Two Minds: Past, Present and Future

Vol. 23

・Takuo AOYAMA, Shogo SHIMIZU and Yuki YAMADA, Free Will and the
 Divergence Problem
 Special Section: External Critiques of Experimental Philosophy
・Masaharu MIZUMOTO, Foreword
・Stephen STICH, What Is Experimental Philosophy?
・Eric McCREADY, Reference and Linguistic Intuitions
・Simine VAZIRE, Experimental Philosophy: The View from Social/Personality
・Kazuhisa TODAYAMA, What is Experimental Philosophy of Mathematics?

Vol. 22

・Takashi YAGISAWA, “Deflationary Existence”
・Florian COVA and Yasuko KITANO, “Experimental Philosophy and the
 Compatibility of Free Will and Determinism: A Survey”

Vol. 21

・Yuichi Amitani, “The Communication Puzzle of the Species Problem”
・Akihiro Kanamori, “Mathematical Knowledge: Motley and Complexity of Proof”
・Takashi Iida, “On the Concept of a Token Generator”

A New Service of Posting Errata for Journal Articles on J-STAGE

November, 2017

We have been posting the articles (papers, discussions, or book reviews) published in Annals of the Japan Association for Philosophy of Science, on J-STAGE, a government-based electronic journal publishing system. We are now initiating a new service to help you post errata for your article on J-STAGE upon your request. If you are interested, please read carefully the following instruction and submit the official form (errata sheet) available below.

  1. We will post your errata only twice a year at the same occasions as we post new issues of our domestic and international journals on J-STAGE (usually in March and September). Still, you can submit the form anytime.
  2. You can post the errata during the two years after the article is published in the journal. For instance, if you want to post an errata for your article published in the September 2018 issue, you can post it until we post the September 2020 issue on J-STAGE.
  3. The kinds of errors you can correct by this errata sheet include such simple ones as misspellings or omissions in words or phrases, mistakes in publication years or cited pages of the references, typographical errors of mathematical formulas or symbols, and so on. Note that we cannot meet the request for corrections pertaining to the content of an article.
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Shunkichi Matsumoto
Editor in Chief