In 31 March 2015, the latest vol.6 has been released. As a special issue in this volume, the editorial team discussed about a well-known Japanese philosopher, Hitoshi Nagai and the influence of his philosophy on the wide range of practice fields including psychiatry, Buddhism, and education.

          

I studied piano at university but last spring I enrolled in the Graduate Program of the Department of Philosophy. The reason for my decision was not that I wanted to search for some fundamental truths about the nature of music that would help me play the piano.

          

Motoki Fujii teaches disaster prevention at the Department of Education of Shizuoka University. During his undergraduate studies he did research on Kant and after he took up his post at Shizuoka University, he became involved in ethics education.

          

Koji Tachibana is a working adult student majoring in cultural anthropology at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. Immediately after graduating from the School of Agricultural Sciences, he was hired by a company making equipment used in biotechnology research.

          

Fukumi Shimura encountered Goethe by a happy chance. She had become involved in the Japanese folk art movement Mingei, started by Soetsu Yanagi and after much agonising had become a textile-dyeing artist. On the recommendation of the poet Makoto Ooka, and through the philosopher Yoshito Tanaka, Goethe’s Theory of Colours landed in her the hands.

          

Thirty-one-year-old Taka Fujii has an unusual background. She was born in Kumamoto Prefecture and currently teaches bioethics at the Medical Department of Saga University. Taka Fujii, a licensed physician, has just completed her PhD in philosophy while continuing to work part-time as a physician.

          

http://philosophy-zoo.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/Rikio_Imajo_20121212_m.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSRikio Imajo, who used to work as a photojournalist, is a keen reader of Enjoyable Philosophy. He was born in Taiwan in 1939 and when World War II ended, he was 6 years old. Since he was a junior high-school student, he started to take photos with a German-made camera with his father’s encouragement. He learned about monochrome development by developing his own photographs. At that time, it took about one hour to develop and wash a photograph. He went on to major in Photograph at the Technical Junior College of Chiba University, and he learned about the mechanical […]