Osamu Kanamori (金森修) authored sixteen books which examined science from the perspectives of various metalevels. His monographs and other publications represent various genres of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries: history of science, intellectual history of scientific ideas, French epistemology of science, bioethics, and STS. Readers of his works might have formed an impression of Kanamori as a scholar of rational discipline, a positivist who examined data, and a logical narrator of analyses; they may take Kanamori essentially as a scholar of philosophy of science in Japan and the English-speaking world. And some of Kanamori’s works are indeed overtly academic publications, with somewhat stark colors chosen for their covers—green, blue, grey. Archeology of the Scientific Thinking (2004), Naturalism and Its Discontents (2004), and an edited volume of A History of Scientific Ideas (2010) are works which give...

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