Education

2005. D.Phil in Philosophy
University of Oxford
Thesis: Being Borderline: Topics in the Semantics and Epistemology of Vague Languages
Supervisor: Prof. Timothy Williamson

2000. B.Phil in Philosophy (With Distinction)
University of Oxford
Thesis: Indeterminacy and Unknowability
Supervisor: Prof. Dorothy Edgington

1997. M.A. in Philosophy (With Distinction)
Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen
Thesis: Tarski’s Concept of Logical Consequence
Supervisor: Prof. Peter Schroeder- Heister


Positions

Apr 2017 – present. Associate Professor of Philosophy
iCLA, Yamanashi Gakuin University

2017 – 2019. Humboldt Research Fellow
Department of Philosophy, University of Hamburg

Oct 2016 – present. Researcher
Faculty of Science and Information Technology Design, Tokyo Denki University

Oct 2011 – Sep 2016. Regular Lecturer in Philosophy
Department of Philosophy, The University of Tokyo

Jan 2008 – Jun 2011. Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Formal Epistemology Project, Institute of Philosophy, University of Leuven

Feb – Dec 2007. Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Institute of Philosophical Research, UNAM

Sep 2004 – Dec 2006. Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Arché Research Centre, University of St. Andrews


External Funding

Apr 2016 -. 3 year Kakenhi Grant-in-Aid (C) for Scientific Research | Vagueness in Decision-Making: Bringing Philosophy and Social Sciences Together (no. 16K02110), Principal Investigator | Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Apr 2014 -. 4 year Kakenhi Grant-in-Aid (B) for Scientific Research | Philosophy of Disaster Recovery: Studies on the Intersection of the Descriptive/Normative and Damage Risk Rationality (no. 26284002), Co-Investigator | Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Apr 2012 – Mar 2015. 3 year Kakenhi Grant-in-Aid (C) for Scientific Research | Foundations of Vagueness (no. 24520007), Principal Investigator | Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Apr 2010 – Mar 2014. 4 year Kakenhi Grant-in-Aid (B) for Scientific Research | Studies on the Intersection between Philosophy and Natural Science concerning Matter, Life, and Person (n. 22320003), Co-Investigator | Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)


References

Timothy Williamson, University of Oxford
Igor Douven, CNRS, Paris
Peter Pagin, Stockholm University
Crispin Wright, New York University and University of Stirling