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OHASHI Kantaro, (Professor) [KUID]

Personal Background

Born in Kyoto, Japan. B.A.(1996) and M.A.(2000) in Literature (French Literature) from Kyoto University. M.A.(2003) and Ph.D.(2009) in International Cultural Studies from University of Tokyo. Research Fellow and Part-time Assistant Professor of University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy from 2009 to 2010. Lecturer and Associate Professor of Kobe College from 2011 to 2015.

Fields of Specialization

French Enlightenment Philosophy and Aesthetics (Diderot, Rousseau)
Contemporary French Theory of Art and Aesthetics (Foucault, Deleuze, New Materialism)
Epistemology and Representation Studies of Natural History, esp. on Monstrosity
Contemporary Japanese Aesthetics around Ruins and Catastrophes

Selected Publications

  • Diderot's Materialism, Housei-Daigaku-Syuppankyoku, Tokyo, 2011. (in Japanese).
  • "Inhumanity of Art in the thought of Michel Foucault", Bigaku Geijyutsugaku Ronsyu (The journal of aesthethics and art theory), (12), Art Theory Course of Kobe University, 2016, pp.34-58. (in Japanese)
  • "Life and its Shadow; the World of Shin-Godzilla",Yuriika (Eureka), vol.48(17), Seidosha, Tokyo, 2016, pp.301-308. (in Japanese)
  • "Aspects of Pantomime Body: from theatre theory of Denis Diderot", Shiso, n. 1076, Iwanami-Shoten, Tokyo, 2013, pp.232-250. (in Japanese)
  • As for articles in foreign languages (French, English), please see below: