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NAKA Mao, Ph.D. (Professor) [Webpage] [KUID]

Personal Background

NAKA Mao received her B.A. (1997), M.A. (1999) and Ph.D. (2007) in Literature from the University of Tokyo. She was an Assistant Professor at the University of Tokyo from 2004 to 2007 and an Associate Professor at Kobe Shukugawa Gakuin University from 2007 to 2011. In 2011, she became a member of Kobe University.

Fields of Specialization

Modern French Philosophy and Ethics
Gender Philosophy and Ethics

Selected Publications

  • A Philosophy of Human Being Who Reproduces Themselves: “Motherhood” and Consanguinity Reconsidered (Seisyoku suru Ningen no Tetsugaku: “Bosei” to Ketsuen wo Toinaosu in Japanese), Keiso-shobo, 2021.
  • "Some Glimpses of Japanese Feminist Philosophy: In terms of Reproduction and Motherhood," in Contemporary Japanese Philosophy: A Reader, ed. John W.M. Krummel, Rowman & Littlefield International, 2018.
  • "The Otherness of Reproduction: Passivity and Control" in Nicholas Smith & Jonna Bornemark (ed.), Phenomenology of Pregnancy, Södertörn University Press, 2016.