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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. 12 (2018)

Regular Articles

Takehiro AIBA:
Analyzing causal pluralism: An attempt to unify metaphysical monism and conceptual pluralism of causation

Kotaro NAMURA:
Under what conditions is indirect evidence in history reliable?

Survey Articles

Ayumu ISHIDA:
The relationship between simulations and experiments: Arguments on their materiality

Toma KAWANISHI:
Concerning the historical position of Alan Turing

Research Notes

Mana SUZUKI:
Personal computers for domestic use and “home computers” in Japan during the 1980s

Reviews

Toma KAWANISHI:
Edger Daylight. Turing Tales (Lonely Scholar, 2016)

Kotaro NAMURA
Mark Hewitson. History and Causality (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)

Research Material

Mai SUGIMOTO
List of textbooks and references in syllabi for courses on the history of science and technology offered in Japan from academic year 2016

No. 11 (2017)

Survey Articles

Kotaro NAMURA:
Controversy over narrative-ladeness of historical evidence

Research Notes

Toma KAWANISHI
Reconsidering Plankalkül

Mana Suzuki:
The relation between videogames and Japanese microcomputer culture in the mass media in early 1980s

Kazutaka TAKAHASHI:
A consideration of the role of the explication in Carnap’s philosophy in reference to the Carnap-Quine debate

Reviews

Toma KAWANISHI:
Matti Tedre: The science of computing: shaping a discipline (CRC Press, 2015)

Kotaro NAMURA
Jouni-Matti Kuukkanen: Postnarrativist philosophy of historiography (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)

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