KENGO MIYAZONO

Last Updated :2018/10/16

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 and philosophy of cognitive science. 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). See my personal webpage (http://kengomiyazono.weebly.com/) for updated information.  

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. 2018, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, PhilosophyA
  2. 2018, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, PhilosophyB
  3. 2018, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Modern Thought
  4. 2018, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Comparative Philosophy A
  5. 2018, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Seminar in Modern Thought
  6. 2018, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Seminar in Comparative Philosophy
  7. 2018, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Seminar in Integrated Arts and Sciences
  8. 2018, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar in Integrated Arts and Sciences
  9. 2018, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Special Study on Humanities and Science of Art
  10. 2018, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Philosophy and Thoughts

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Priest on contradiction, Philosophical Reviews (Tetsugaku Kenkyu Ronshu), 4, 170-184, 2007, 9
  2. Paraconsistent web of beliefs, Philosophical Studies (Ronshu), 27, 170-184, 2008, 3
  3. Epistemology and evoltuion, Philosophical Studies (Tetsugaku Kenkyu Ronshu), 5, 138-154, 2008, 10
  4. On the apriority of philosophical inquiry, Philosophical Studies (Ronshu), 28, 146-159, 2009, 3
  5. Epistemology and evolution (2), Philosophical Review (Tetsugaku Kenkyu Ronshu), 6, 92-106, 2010, 3
  6. Imaginative resistance and truth-in-fiction, Philosophical Studies (Ronshu), 29, 147-160, 2010, 3
  7. What kinds of propositions are imaginable?, Philosophy (Tetsugaku), 62, 345-359, 2011, 4
  8. Inner speech and self-knowledge, Philosophy of Science (Kagaku Tetsugaku), 44(2), 83-98, 2011, 11
  9. On Knobe effect, Philosophical Reviews (Tetsugaku Kenkyu Ronshu), 7, 115-137, 2013, 12
  10. Causal role argument against doxasticism about delusions, AVANT, 5(3), 30-50, 2014, 12
  11. Are alien thoughts beliefs?, Teorema, 34(1), 135-148, 2015, 2
  12. Delusions as harmful malfunctioning beliefs, Consciousness & Cognition, 33, 561-573, 2015, 5
  13. Recent work on the nature and development of delusions, Philosophy Compass, 10(9), 636-645, 2015, 9
  14. The ethics of delusional belief, Erkenntnis, 81(2), 275-296, 2016, 4
  15. 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, 4
  16. Does functionalism entail extended mind?, SYNTHESE, 194(9), 3523-3541, 2017, 9
  17. Vivid Representations and Their Effects, RIVISTA INTERNAZIONALE DI FILOSOFIA E PSICOLOGIA, 9(1), 73-80, 2018, 5

Publications such as books

  1. 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?"
  2. 2016/01, Routledge Handbook for Philosophy of Imagination, Routledge, A. Kind (ed.), Chapter 17: "The cognitive architecture of imaginative resistance"
  3. 2016/09, Oxford Bibliographies in Philosophy, Oxford University Press, English, "Belief and imagination"
  4. 2018/05, SAGE Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development, Lifespan human development is the study of all aspects of biological, physical, cognitive, socioemotional, and contextual development from conception to the end of life. In approximately 800 signed articles by experts from a wide diversity of fields, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development explores all individual and situational factors related to human development across the lifespan., SAGE, 2018, 5, English, M. H. Bornstein (ed.), "Belief"

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Does functionalism entail extended mind?, Kengo Miyazono, The 53rd Tokyo Colloquium of Cognitive Philosophy, 2015/02/13, Without Invitation, University of Tokyo
  2. 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
  3. The role of imagination in philosophical thought experiments, Kengo Miyazono, Tokyo Forum for Analytic Philosophy, 2015/05/29, Without Invitation, University of Tokyo
  4. Prediction-errors and two-factors: A hybrid approach, Kengo Miyazono, Delusions Lunchtime Seminar, 2015/06/30, Without Invitation, University of Birmingham
  5. The role of imagination in philosophical thought experiments, Kengo Miyazono, Birmingham Work-In-Progress Seminar, 2015/06/30, Without Invitation, University of Birmingham
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. The evolutionary debunking argument defeats itself, Kengo Miyazono, UHamburg-UTokyo Workshop: Language & Reality, 2016/06/25, With Invitation, University of Tokyo
  9. A hybrid theory of delusion formation, Kengo Miyazono, The 31st International Congress of Psychology, 2016/07/26, With Invitation, PACIFICO Yokohama
  10. Perception without presentational phenomenology, Kengo Miyazono, Philosophy of Mind & Mental Illness Symposium, 2016/07/30, Without Invitation, University of Tokyo
  11. 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
  12. The evolutionary debunking argument defeats itself, Kengo Miyazono, Current Trends in Analytical Philosophy, 2016/08/22, With Invitation, Yonsei University
  13. Perception without presentational phenomenology, Kengo Miyazono, Philosophy Research Seminar, 2017/03/14, Without Invitation, University College Cork
  14. Does functionalism entail extended mind?, Kengo Miyazono, Philosophy of Mind (MA) by J. Walmsley & A. Salice, 2017/03/15, With Invitation, University College Cork
  15. Intergroup bias, emotion, and pushmi-pullyu representation, Kengo Miyazono, Social Self-Conscious Emotions: The 2nd Cork Annual Workshop on Social Agency, 2017/03/16, With Invitation, University College Cork
  16. Implicit biases and pushmi-pullyu representations, Kengo Miyazono, Minority and Philosophy Group at Leeds, 2017/03/21, With Invitation, University of Leeds
  17. Philosophy and Psychology of Well-Being, Kengo Miyazono, Philosophy, Psychology, and Scientific Thought Programme by A. Meskin, 2017/03/21, With Invitation, University of Leeds
  18. A hybrid theory of delusion formation, Kengo Miyazono, Philosophy,Psychology,and Informatics Group, 2017/03/22, With Invitation, University of Edinburgh
  19. A hybrid theory of delusion formation, Kengo Miyazono, PERFECT Reading Group, 2017/03/27, Without Invitation, University of Birmingham
  20. Aliefs and pushmi-pullyu representations, Kengo Miyazono, PERFECT Seminar, 2017/03/27, Without Invitation, University of Birmingham
  21. Being one of us: Group identification, joint actions and collective intentionality, Alessandro Salice, Kengo Miyazono, Tokyo Workshop on Social and Collective Self-Conscious Emotions, 2017/07/02, Without Invitation, University of Tokyo
  22. Experimental psychology and architecture of imagination, Kengo Miyazono, Workshop: Art & Mind, 2017/08/11, Without Invitation, University of Tokyo
  23. Implicit biases and pushmi-pullyu representations, Kengo Miyazono, The 17th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology, 2017/08/21, Without Invitation, Rikkyo University
  24. Hume on the phenomenology of belief, Kengo Miyazono, Setouchi Philosophy Forum: Hume & Berkeley, 2018/02/20, Without Invitation, Hiroshima University
  25. Time and well-being, Kengo Miyazono, 5th Annual Conference of The International Association for the Philosophy of Time, 2018/06/18, With Invitation, Lotte City Hotel Myeongdong, Seoul
  26. Imagination and Husserlian eidetic variation, Kengo Miyazono, Setouchi Philosophy Forum: Bridging Analytic and Phenomenological Approaches, 2018/07/01, Without Invitation, Hiroshima Institute of Technology
  27. Does empathy make the world a better place?, Kengo Miyazono, Helsinki Workshop on Empathy and Emotional Sharing, 2018/08/16, With Invitation, University of Helsinki
  28. Aliefs and pushmi-pullyu representations, Kengo Miyazono, Workshop: Agency & Decision, 2018/08/20, With Invitation, Lund University
  29. The role of imagination in philosophical thought experiments, Kengo Miyazono, Hamburg-Japan Philosophy Workshop, 2018/08/24, With Invitation, University of Hamburg
  30. Social factors in delusion formation, Kengo Miyazono, Alessandro Salice, The 3rd Cork Annual Workshop on Social Agency, 2018/08/27, With Invitation, University College Cork

Awards

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

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. JSPS Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellow, Epistemology of Modality and Philosophical Inquiry, 2010/04, 2011/03
  2. JSPS Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Research Fellow, Cause of Delusion and Belief Formation Processe, 2015/04, 2016/03
  3. JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity Start-up, Causes and Effencts of Irrational and Pathological Beliefs, 2016/08, 2018/03
  4. 2016/08, 2017/07
  5. 2017/07, 2017/08
  6. 2017/08, 2018/07
  7. 2018/02, 2018/03
  8. JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), Expanding the Notion of Agency: Building An International Research Network on Cognition, Behavior and Action, 2018/04, 2019/03

Social Activities

Organizing Academic Conferences, etc.

  1. Philosophy of Mind & Mental Illness Symposium, 2016/07, 2016/07
  2. Hiroshima Philosophy Forum #1: Mind and Cognition, 2017/04, 2017/04
  3. Hiroshima Philosophy Forum #2: Comparative Issues in Aesthetics, 2017/08, 2017/08
  4. Workshop: Art and Mind, 2017/08, 2017/08
  5. 2017/12, 2017/12
  6. Seouchi Philosophy Forum: Hume & Locke, 2018/02, 2018/02
  7. Setouchi Philosophy Forum: Berkeley, Hume, and Mill, 2018/03, 2018/03
  8. Setouchi Philosophy Forum: Bridging Analytic and Phenomenological Approaches, 2018/06, 2018/07

History as Peer Reviews of Academic Papers

  1. 2012, The Society of Philosophy and Psychology, Referee (Conference), 1
  2. 2013, European Congress of Analytic Philosophy, Referee (International Conference), 2
  3. 2013, AVANT, Referee, 1
  4. 2013, The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Referee, 1
  5. 2015, New Ideas in Psychology, Referee, 1
  6. 2016, Journal of Consciousness Studies, Referee, 1
  7. 2016, Philosophical Explorations, Referee, 1
  8. 2016, Synthese, Referee, 2
  9. 2016, Philosophical Psychology, Referee, 1
  10. 2016, Polity Press, Referee (Book Proposal), 2
  11. 2016, Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology, Referee, 1
  12. 2017, Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, Referee, 1
  13. 2017, Neuroethics, referee, 1
  14. 2017, Synthese, referee, 1
  15. 2017, Tetsugaku, referee, 1
  16. 2018, Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology, referee, 1
  17. 2018, Synthese, referee, 1
  18. 2018, Erkenntnis, referee, 1
  19. 2018, Rowman & Littlefield, Referee (Book), 1
  20. 2018, Palgrave Macmillan, Referee (Book), 1