ABE, Hiroshi Professor
|Department/Division||Human and Environmental Studies/Humanity, Society and Thought|
|Undergraduate School||Division of Human Sciences|
|Research areas||Western Philosophy (in particular, ontology, history of metaphysics and environmental philosophy), Japanese Philosophy (in particular, Kyoto School of Philosophy)|
|Keywords||ontology, existential philosophy, phenomenology, environmental philosophy, Martin Heidegger, Hans Jonas|
|Themes||My main research interest is the relationship between world and self. On the basis of this, I am engaged in theoretically considering environmental issues. The topic of my present research is to lay an existential groundwork for present generation's responsibility for future generations. A new ethical groundwork for human being's existence, which presupposes an attempt to reconstruct ontology and ethics, will be my lifework.|
|Major publications||- Gen –– sono Rogosu to Êtosu. Heidegger eno Ôtô (The There (Das Da) –– Its Logos and Ethos. „Correspondence” to Heidegger), Kôyô-Shobô, Kyoto, July 2002.
- Heidegger Tokuhon (Heidegger-Handbook), ed. by Hiroshi Abe, Katsuya Akitomi, Masataka Furushô and Ichirô Mori, Hôsei University Press, Tokyo, November 2014.
- Zoku Heidegger Tokuhon (Heidegger-Handbook 2), ed. by Hiroshi Abe, Katsuya Akitomi, Masataka Furushô and Ichirô Mori, Hôsei University Press, Tokyo, May 2016.
- Nishida und Heidegger über das Selbstsein, in: Kitarô Nishida in der Philosophie des 20. Jahrhunderts, edited by Rolf Elberfeld and Yoko Arisaka, Karl Alber, Freiburg / München, February 2014, 294-312.
- From Symbiosis (kyôsei) to the Ontology of ‘Arising Both from Oneself and from Another’ (gûshô), in: Environmental Philosophy in Asian Tradition of Thought, edited by Baird Callicott and James McRae, SUNY Press, Albany, March 2014, 315-336.
- Ist die Welt sinnlos? –– Leibniz und Jonas, in: Giornale Critico di Storia delle Idee No. 14 / 2015, edited by Sebastiano Ghisu and Andrea Tagliapietra, IPOC di Pietro Condemi, Vimodrone, January 2016, 113-122.
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|Background||Born in 1971
Tôdaiji-Gakuen High school, Nara, Japan (1987-90)
Kyoto University, Faculty of Letter, Kyoto, Japan (1990-93)
B. A., Kyoto University, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies (1993-95)
Ph.D., Kyoto University, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies (1995-99)
Assistant Professor at Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University (2000-03)
Assistant Professor at Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto, Japan (2003-06)
Associate Professor at Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University (2006-16)
Research Fellow of Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation [Host Institution: Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Faculty of Philosophy, Theory of Science and Religious Studies, Chair Ⅰ., Host: Professor Dr. Thomas Buchheim] (2011-12)
Full Professor at Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University (2016-)
Awarded the 2017 Philipp Franz von Siebold Prize [Federal Republic of Germany] (2017)