Tomonori Shimomura

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Tomonori Shimomura | Program-Specific Research Fellow | Pragmatism, Social Thoughts, Political Philosophy

My current research is focused on pragmatism. Pragmatism is a philosophy that originated in America but I’m interested in pragmatism as a philosophy which was born in an “outlying area” of the West. Viewing it from that perspective, I’m questioning anew the problem of “modernity” and “contemporary civilization” mainly in terms of social and political philosophy.

E-Mail: shimomura.tomonori.7a [at]

Educational Background:
Completed Ph.D. program without a Ph.D. degree, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, 2019
M.A., Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, 2010
B.A., Foreign Studies, Sophia University, 2007

Professional Background:
Lecturer (part-time), Kyoto Seika University, 2020
Program-Specific Research Fellow, Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University, 2019-Current
Lecturer (part-time), Kyoto Sangyo University, 2018-2019
Lecturer (part-time), Doshisha University, 2017-Current
Lecturer (part-time), Hyogo University, 2017
Lecturer (part-time), Kindai University, 2015-2018
Lecturer (part-time), Kyoto Bunkyo University, 2015-Current
Lecturer (part-time), Koshien Junior College, 2011-2013