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Benedict Eastaugh

Thanks to the authors for this very useful post.

PhD students in logic or logic-related areas like the philosophy of mathematics, and who are interested in potentially applying for jobs in Japan such as JSPS postdoctoral fellowships, should be aware that there is a flourishing community not just in philosophy and philosophical logic, but in mathematical logic—especially proof theory, computability theory, and set theory. There are even some glimmerings of engagement between anglophone philosophy of mathematics and Japanese philosophical movements, e.g. Akiyoshi & Arana (2019).

Akiyoshi R. and Arana A. Takeuti's proof theory in the context of the Kyoto School. Jahrbuch für Philosophie das Tetsugaku-Ronso, 46:1–17, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/2433/244296

Kengo Miyazono

Thank you for the follow-up Benedict!


Thank you for this wonderful post. I learned a lot. I often dreamed about teaching philosophy in Japan. But more recently I learned that it might not be that easy for a foreigner without Japanese language proficiency to get a job in Japan. And you confirmed that.
Would it be okay for me to ask a few general questions here about working in Japan? For example, my main question would be: it is feasible for a German philosopher to teach at a Japanese university in English/German? Are there positions like that? And what if I do not want to work in one of the big cities? I just want countryside, peace - is the Okinawa research institute an option then?
Thanks a lot,
all the best

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