KENGO MIYAZONO

Last Updated :2017/04/21

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences, ., Associate Professor
Web Site
E-mail
miyazonohiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
My main research areas are philosophy of mind, psychology, and psychiatry. I am also interested in early modern philosophy. I earned my MA (2008) and PhD (2014) from University of Tokyo. I spent few years at Yale (2008-2010) and MIT (2011-2012) as a visiting graduate student. I was also a research fellow at University of Birmingham (2013-2014) and Keio University (2015-2016).

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2010/04, 2012/03, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Research Fellow (DC2, University of Tokyo)
  • 2013/01, 2014/12, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Postdoctoral Fellow for Research Abroad (University of Birmingham)
  • 2015/04, 2016/03, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Research Fellow (PD, Keio University)
  • 2015/04, 2016/03, Surugadai University, Teaching Fellow
  • 2015/09, 2016/03, Saitama University, Teaching Fellow
  • 2016/04/01, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Associate Professor

Educational Backgrounds

  • Waseda University, School of Education, 2001, 2005
  • University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology (MA), 2006, 2008
  • University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology (PhD), 2008, 2012
  • Yale University, Department of Philosophy (Visiting Assistant in Research), 2008, 2010
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Linguistics and Philosophy (Visiting Student), 2011, 2012

Academic Degrees

  • Master of Letters, The University of Tokyo
  • Doctor of Letters, The University of Tokyo

In Charge of Primary Major Programs

  • Integrated Arts and Sciences
  • Humanities and the Study of Culture

Research Fields

  • Humanities;Philosophy;Philosophy / Ethics

Research Keywords

  • Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of Psychiatry, Philosophy of Science, Early Modern Philosophy

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • The American Philosophical Association, The Aristotelian Society, The Philosophical Association of Japan, The Society of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science Society Japan, Japan Association for Philosophy of Science

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2017, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, Philosophical and Ethical Issues in Science and Technology
  2. 2017, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, PhilosophyA
  3. 2017, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, PhilosophyB
  4. 2017, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Introductory Seminar for First-Year Students
  5. 2017, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Modern Thought
  6. 2017, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Comparative Philosophy A
  7. 2017, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Seminar in Modern Thought
  8. 2017, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Seminar in Comparative Philosophy
  9. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Seminar in Integrated Arts and Sciences
  10. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar in Integrated Arts and Sciences
  11. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Philosophy and Thoughts

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Book Review: Knowledge through Imagination. Amy Kind and Peter Kung (Editors). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016., Journal of Mind and Behavior, 37(2), 175-181, 2016
  2. Does functionalism entail extended mind?, Synthese, in press
  3. The ethics of delusional belief, Erkenntnis, 81(2), 275-296, 2016, 4
  4. Recent work on the nature and development of delusions, Philosophy Compass, 10(9), 636-645, 2015, 9
  5. Delusions as harmful malfunctioning beliefs, Consciousness & Cognition, 33, 561-573, 2015, 5
  6. Are alien thoughts beliefs?, Teorema, 34(1), 135-148, 2015, 2
  7. Causal role argument against doxasticism about delusions, AVANT, 5(3), 30-50, 2014, 12
  8. On Knobe effect, Philosophical Reviews (Tetsugaku Kenkyu Ronshu), 7, 115-137, 2013, 12
  9. Inner speech and self-knowledge, Philosophy of Science (Kagaku Tetsugaku), 44(2), 83-98, 2011, 11
  10. What kinds of propositions are imaginable?, Philosophy (Tetsugaku), 62, 345-359, 2011, 4
  11. Imaginative resistance and truth-in-fiction, Philosophical Studies (Ronshu), 29, 147-160, 2010, 3
  12. Epistemology and evolution (2), Philosophical Review (Tetsugaku Kenkyu Ronshu), 6, 92-106, 2010, 3
  13. On the apriority of philosophical inquiry, Philosophical Studies (Ronshu), 28, 146-159, 2009, 3
  14. Epistemology and evoltuion, Philosophical Studies (Tetsugaku Kenkyu Ronshu), 5, 138-154, 2008, 10
  15. Paraconsistent web of beliefs, Philosophical Studies (Ronshu), 27, 170-184, 2008, 3
  16. Priest on contradiction, Philosophical Reviews (Tetsugaku Kenkyu Ronshu), 4, 170-184, 2007, 9

Publications such as books

  1. SAGE Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development (forthcoming), SAGE, M. H. Bornstein (ed.), "Belief"
  2. 2016/09, Oxford Bibliographies in Philosophy, Oxford University Press, English, "Belief and imagination"
  3. 2016/01, Routledge Handbook for Philosophy of Imagination, Routledge, A. Kind (ed.), Chapter 17: "The cognitive architecture of imaginative resistance"
  4. 2014/11, Aberrant Beliefs and Reasoning, Psychology Press, N. Galbraith (ed.), Chapter 1: "Prediction-error and two-factor theories of delusion formation: competitors or allies?"

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. The evolutionary debunking argument defeats itself, Kengo Miyazono, Current Trends in Analytical Philosophy, 2016/08/22, With Invitation, Yonsei University
  2. Implicit biases and pushmi-pullyu representations, Kengo Miyazono, The 3rd Conference on Contemporary Philosophy in East Asia, 2016/08/20, Without Invitation, Seoul National University
  3. Perception without presentational phenomenology, Kengo Miyazono, Philosophy of Mind & Mental Illness Symposium, 2016/07/30, Without Invitation, University of Tokyo
  4. A hybrid theory of delusion formation, Kengo Miyazono, The 31st International Congress of Psychology, 2016/07/26, With Invitation, PACIFICO Yokohama
  5. The evolutionary debunking argument defeats itself, Kengo Miyazono, UHamburg-UTokyo Workshop: Language & Reality, 2016/06/25, With Invitation, University of Tokyo
  6. Aliefs and pushmi-pullyu representations, Kengo Miyazono, The 2nd International Conference on Natural Cognition: Rationality and Its Rivals, 2015/12/10, Without Invitation, University of Macau
  7. The role of imagination in philosophical thought experiments, Kengo Miyazono, The Centre for Metaphysics and Mind Seminar, 2015/07/02, Without Invitation, University of Leeds
  8. Prediction-errors and two-factors: A hybrid approach, Kengo Miyazono, Delusions Lunchtime Seminar, 2015/06/30, Without Invitation, University of Birmingham
  9. The role of imagination in philosophical thought experiments, Kengo Miyazono, Birmingham Work-In-Progress Seminar, 2015/06/30, Without Invitation, University of Birmingham
  10. The role of imagination in philosophical thought experiments, Kengo Miyazono, Tokyo Forum for Analytic Philosophy, 2015/05/29, Without Invitation, University of Tokyo
  11. Does functionalism entail extended mind?, Kengo Miyazono, Korean Society for Analytic Philosophy 2015 Spring Meeting, 2015/05/23, Without Invitation, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
  12. Does functionalism entail extended mind?, Kengo Miyazono, The 53rd Tokyo Colloquium of Cognitive Philosophy, 2015/02/13, Without Invitation, University of Tokyo

Awards

  1. 2014年03月, “Catalyst” Fund, University of Birmingham
  2. 2011年11月, Graduate Student Stipend, American Philosophical Association

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity Start-up, Causes and Effencts of Irrational and Pathological Beliefs, 2016/08, 2018/03
  2. Grant for Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research in Humanities and Social Sciences, Social and Collective Self-Conscious Emotions, 2016/08, 2017/07
  3. Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Research Fellow, Cause of Delusion and Belief Formation Processe, 2015/04, 2016/03
  4. Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellow, Epistemology of Modality and Philosophical Inquiry, 2010/04, 2011/03

Social Activities

History as Peer Reviews of Academic Papers

  1. 2016, Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology, Referee, 1
  2. 2016, Journal of Consciousness Studies, Referee, 1
  3. 2016, Philosophical Explorations, Referee, 1
  4. 2016, Synthese, Referee, 2
  5. 2016, Philosophical Psychology, Referee, 1
  6. 2016, Polity Press, Referee (Book Proposal), 2
  7. 2015, New Ideas in Psychology, Referee, 1
  8. 2013, The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Referee, 1
  9. 2013, AVANT, Referee, 1
  10. 2013, European Congress of Analytic Philosophy, Referee (International Conference), 2
  11. 2012, The Society of Philosophy and Psychology, Referee (Conference), 1