Akifumi Shimanouchi (Project Assistant Professor)

Akifumi Shimanouchi, Ph.D. Dr. Shimanouchi is Project Lecturer at the University of Tokyo Center for Biomedical Ethics and Law (UT-CBEL). He specializes in eighteenth-century British moral philosophy with an emphasis on the theories of Adam Smith and David Hume, and in contemporary social and political philosophy such as liberalism, conservatism, and spontaneous order. He is also interested in issues related to public health and normative theories, in particular moral and political justification of public health intervention. He also studies the concepts of society (viz. sociability, company, conversation, societas) and sentiment in the history of modern moral philosophy, with an interest in applying these concepts to the practical issues including healthcare provider-patient relationship, and care as emotional labor.

 

Selected Publications

Journal Articles:

 

 

    • Shimanouchi A. Adam Smith and David Hume on moral sentiment and problem of community. Annals of Ethical Studies. 2009; 39: 3-13 (in Japanese)

 

    • Shimanouchi A. Adam Smith on the irregularity of moral sentiment. Bulletin of the Japan Society of British Philosophy. 2008; 31: 35-51 (in Japanese)

 

    • Shimanouchi A. Justice as practice: Hume on artificial virtues. Annals of Ethics. 2007; 56: 49-64 (in Japanese)

 

    • Shimanouchi A. Hume on the status of animals. Studies of Applied Ethics. 2006; 3: 46-60 (in Japanese)

 

    • Shimanouchi A. Sympathy and utility in Adam Smith’s theory of justice. Annals of Ethics. 2005; 54: 19-33 (in Japanese)

 

    • Shimanouchi A. Justice and utility: a comparative study of Hume’s and Smith’s theory of justice. Bulletin of the Japan Society of British Philosophy. 2005; 28: 47-62 (in Japanese)

 

    • Shimanouchi A. Adam Smith on conscience. Annals of Ethical Studies. 2004; 34: 68-80 (in Japanese)

 

    • Shimanouchi A. An examination of the consequential justification of terrorism. Studies of Social Philosophy. 2004; 3: 167-178 (in Japanese)

 

    • Shimanouchi A. A preliminary consideration of the morality of terrorism. Studies of Social Philosophy. 2003; 2: 113-123 (in Japanese)

 

    • Shimanouchi A. Hume and Smith on sympathy. Studies of Practical Philosophy. 2002; 25: 1-26 (in Japanese)

 

 

Book Chapters:

 

 

    • Kodama S. and Shimanouchi A. What does it mean to respect or care for oneself? In: Kato H, Kusahara K, editors. Toward the education of virtue. Tokyo: Fuyo-shobou-syuppan; 2009. p.101-116 (in Japanese).

 

    • Shimanouchi A. Justice: Can we distinguish just and unjust wars? In: Kato H, editor. Cultivating the moral sense: handbook of applied ethics. Tokyo: Shogakukan; 2003. p.39-47 (in Japanese).

 

    • Shimanouchi A. Human right: should the death penalty be abolished? In: Kato H, editor. Cultivating the moral sense: handbook of applied ethics. Tokyo: Shogakukan; 2003. p.18-24 (in Japanese).

 

 

Education:

 

 

    • BA. Philosophy, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan (2000)

 

    • MA. Philosophy, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan (2002)

 

    • PhD. Philosophy, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan (2009)

 

 

Previous Employment:

 

 

    • Adjunct (Part-time) Lecturer in Philosophy, Kawasaki College of Medical Technology, Osaka, Japan, 2004-2005

 

    • Research Fellow, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, 2005-2006

 

    • Adjunct (Part-time) Lecturer in Philosophy, Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto, Japan, 2005-2006

 

    • JSPS Research Fellow, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, 2006-2008

 


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