PHS Studies

We issue a journal for philosophy and history of science, titled PHS Studies.
All contents are written in Japanese, with main articles having English abstracts (from No. 2 onward).
See Kyoto University Research Information Repository.

No. 10 (2016)

Regular Articles

Toma KAWANISHI:
How Konrad Zuse viewed the computer: From numerical calculator to general information processing machine

Survey Articles

Kohei MORITA:
Two Philosophical arguments on the emergence in physics

Research Notes

Kazuyuki ITO:
Galileo’s astronomical observations (2) — Satellites of Jupiter —

Shunsuke YATABE:
Deflationism of truth and its model: Are vision theory of truth and axiomatic truth theory of Friedman-Sheard

Mana SUZUKI:
Inquiry into the relation between Japanese word processors and the MSX personal computer series

Yuki OZAKI:
A scenario for the construction of temporal and spatial concepts in Berkely’s philosophy

Reviews

Yoshinari YOSHIDA:
Alessandro Minelli and Thomas Pradeu. Towards a theory of development (Oxford University Press, 2014)

No. 9 (2015)

Regular Articles

Shunsuke YATABE:
Is truth a logical connective?: A truth theory and the harmony

Mana Suzuki:
The history of philosophical analysis of the concept of truth through the discussion about A. P. Ushenko’s liar sentence

Yuta HASHIMOTO:
The development of mathematical education in Prussian gymnasium in the reform period

Kouhei MORITA:
The role of the concept of the information in the development of Everett interpretation

Research Notes

Kazuyuki ITO:
Galileo’s astronomical observations (1) — Moon —

Mana SUZUKI:
Relationship between homecomputers and videogames based on microcomputer magazines in Japan during the 1980s

No. 8 (2014)

Regular Articles

Hajime INABA:
The genealogy of ensemble theories and thermodynamic analogies: A study on J. Willard Gibbs’ Elementary principles in statistical mechanics

Yuki SUGAWARA:
Is psychology reduced to neuroscience?

Yoshinari YOSHIDA:
Eco-evo-devo as a part of evo-devo

Survey Articles

Humiaki HIRASHIMIZU:
The activity of the Technology Board of Japan in 1942

Kohei MORITA:
What is the “Copenhagen interpretation”?: Is Niels Bohr’s interpretation compatible with the collapse interpretation?

Reviews

Yuichi AMITANI:
Keith Stanovich. Rationality and the reflective mind (Oxford University Press, 2010)

No. 7 (2013)

Regular Articles

Shunsuke YATABE:
Embracing circularity: A change on an interpretation of predicativity

Hisashi NAKAO:
Genomic information and epigenetics in a medical context

Survey Articles

Kazuyuki ITO:
Truesdell and history of the 18th century mechanics

Reviews

Yoshinari YOSHIDA, Katsuya TAKAO, Hisashi NAKAO:
Evo-devo and eco-evo-devo:Two extended syntheses in evolutionary biology(Essay review of Evolution by G.Arthur and Ecological developmental biology by S.Gilbert&D.Epel)

Kouhei MORITA:
Simon Saunders, Jonathan Barret, Adrian Kent, and David Wallace(eds.):Many worlds?: Everett, quantum theory, and reality

No. 6 (2012)

Regular Articles

Shunsuke YATABE:
Non-standard natural numbers as large numbers: Non-standard numbers and strict finitism

Nobumichi ARIGA:
Theory of collision as an example of Rational Mechanics, from 1720 to 1730

Yukinori ONISHI:
Analysing the scientific realism debate from the coherentist’s point of view

Survey Articles

Katsuya TAKAO:
The principle of indifference and Bertand’s paradoxes

Notes

Mai SUGIMOTO:
On the original of “First Draft of a Report on the EDVAC” by John von Neumann

Kazuyuki ITO:
‘Coordinates’ in the early 18th century mechanics

Reviews

Hisashi NAKAO:
Daniel Kelly. Yuck!: The nature and moral significance of disgust

Hajime INABA:
Helge Kragh. Entropic creation: Religious context of thermodynamics and cosmology

Translations

Hajime INABA (tr.):
L. Boltzmann: Über die Prinzipien der Mechanik

No. 5 (2011)

Regular Articles

Yuichi AMITANI:
How does the gap between the essentialistic nature of the species concept and the vague boundaries of species cause the species problem?

Hari ONODA:
The relativity of inertia and Mach’s principle: An analysis of the process of forming the general theory of relativity

Survey Articles

Hisashi NAKAO:
Geneaology of culture: The (re)rise of cultural phylogenetics

Mana SUZUKI:
T. Maudlin’s defense of the interpretations of the minimal fixed point model for semantic paradoxes

Notes

Hajime INABA:
On the origin of the concept of ensemble: From Helmholtz to Boltzmann

Hidekazu HASHIMOTO:
Thomson & Tait Treatise on natural philosophy: From Lagrange’s analytical mechanics to modern analytical mechanics

Reviews
Translations

Nobumichi ARIGA (tr.):
J. L. Lagrange: Mechanique analitique (part): General formulas for equilibrium and motion

No. 4 (2010)

Regular Articles

Mai SUGIMOTO:
Claude Shannon’s Maze Solving Machine: Transition of its interpretation in Bell Labs

Nobumichi ARIGA:
Young Lagrange meets the “metaphysics” of mathematics: In the context of French infinitesimal controversy

Hisashi NAKAO:
The meme’s-eye view

Yukinori OHNISHI:
Constructive empiricism and voluntaristic epistemology: What is meant by “rational but supererogatory”?

Survey Articles

Hajime INABA:
Ostwald’s Energetik: In relation to the introduction of thermodynamics to physical chemistry

Notes

Mana SUZUKI:
Consideration of the strengthened liar sentence of truth-value gaps theories

Kazuyuki ITO:
Equation of motion in Johann Bernoulli’s Hydraulica

Reviews

No. 3 (2009)

Regular Articles

Senji TANAKA and Hisashi NAKAO:
A Critical Examination of the Linguistic Analogy of Morality: Through a Comparison with Emotional Theory of Morality

Hisashi NAKAO:
Recent Developments in the Massive Modularity Hypothesis: Its Analysis and Compatibility with the Dual Inheritance Theory

Survey Articles

Nobumichi ARIGA:
What was the Vis Viva Controversy?

Katsuhiko SANO:
Homophonic Theory of Truth for Modal Logic

Book Reviews

No. 2 (2008)

Special Issue: Models

Katsuhiko SANO:
Hybrid Counterfactual Logic for Information Updating

Mai SUGIMOTO:
The Transition of Wiener’s Conception of Cybernetics from 1942 to 1945

Senji TANAKA:
Modeling and Model Pluralism in Evolutionary Biology

Kentaro YAMAGUCHI:
On Statistical Models: From the Viewpoint of Information Criteria

Nobumichi ARIGA:
From Dishpan to Computer: The Beginnings of Simulation with General Circulation Model

Hisashi NAKAO:
The Reciprocal Altruism Model in the Evolutionary Study of Human Behavior

Hajime INABA:
Gibbs’s Canonical Ensemble and Its Foundation

Yukinori OHNISHI:
Models and the Semanic Conception of Theories

Kazuyuki ITO:
Von Neumann and the McCulloch-Pitts Model: Birth of the Automata Theory

Articles

Yuichi AMITANI:
Is a Restored Nature a Faked Nature?: From Elliot’s Criticism
of Ecological Restoration to Environmental Pragmatism

Notes

Masashiro KONDO:
Bartholin and Birefringence

Reviews

No. 1 (2006)

Soshichi UCHII:
How Should We Read the Leibniz-Clarke Correspondence

Masahiro MATSUOU:
A Rough Sketch on How to Relate Leibnitz’s Relational Theory of Space and Time to His Vindication of Absolute Motion

Tetsuji ISEDA:
How Should We Socialize Bayesianism?: An Analysis of Levi’s Model of a Group Decision

Daisuke KAIDA:
The Exclusion Problem and the Causal Theory of Properties

Yuichi AMITANI:
Paul Humphreys’s Theory of Probabilistic Causation

Akiko KANEDA:
On Tarski’s Definision of Logical Consequence: From a Historical Viewpoint

Katsuhiko SANO:
Dividing Modality in Quantified Modal Logic

Steve AWODY and Kohei KISHIDA:
Topology and Modality: Extension to First-order Modal Logic

Senji TANAKA:
Darwinian Module or Automated Skill?: An Examination of Evolutionary Psychological Approach

Akihisa SETOGUCHI:
Medicine, Parasitology, and Entomology: Disciplines on Tropical Diseases in Japan, 1876-1946

Mai SUGIMOTO:
C. E. Shannon on Cryptography

Kazuyuki ITO:
Euler’s Equation of Motion